LINGUIST List 2.506

Fri 13 Sep 1991

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  1. , Allegro Common LISP and Foreign Characters
  2. "Judith Klavans", CALL
  3. Mark Douglas Sawyer, Re: JapanEase

Message 1: Allegro Common LISP and Foreign Characters

Date: Tue, 10 Sep 91 22:21:08 EDT
From: <ingriaBBN.COM>
Subject: Allegro Common LISP and Foreign Characters
Ali Farghaly (FARGHALYauc.eg) writes:
 I have been trying to get Allegro Common LISP to process Arabic texts
 without much success. Is it impossible for Allegro Commpn LISP to process
 non Roman characters? Has anybody tried doing that? Does anyone have
 suggestions
 that might work?
There is an International version of Allegro Common LISP that is
supposed to be able to handle foreign character sets. We're just
starting to use it here to process Japanese texts, which use
double-byte characters. Some caveats: because strings are now
generalized to double-byte characters, some string operations seem
noticeably slower. Also, the International version is several
releases behind the general release [CL 3.1.17 vs. CL 4.0.1]. I hope
this helps.
-30-
Bob
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Message 2: CALL

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 91 13:05:04 EDT
From: "Judith Klavans" <klavanswatson.ibm.com>
Subject: CALL
***** Reply to your note of: Thu, 12 Sep 1991 09:24:00 *******************
About computer assisted language learning, I suggest
you check in the Sept 4 issue of the Chronicle of Higher
Education, p. A26. There is a listing of EDUCOM Software awards,
and several are for language learning.
Judith Klavans
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Message 3: Re: JapanEase

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1991 18:40:13 HST
From: Mark Douglas Sawyer <msawyeruhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu>
Subject: Re: JapanEase
JapanEase is a program which requires HyperCard 1.2.5. It has Gairaigo
index,
How to say, Japanese Clip Art (not much), Katakanat (there is no Hiragana
program), Gairaigo Album, Flash Card. I don't know the virsion of the one I
saw. There might be an updated virsion. This program is five 800k disk
worth. For Kanji Master is a Kanji learning program which contains stroke
order, the readings, some quiz, compounds. Kanji sama is another program
that I saw but this was not so good. They need to work on it. There is no
stroke order, no sound. The one I saw was a demo version.
 I heard that there are some others sold in Japan.
Rieko Sawyer
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