3.744 various (131)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Tue, 14 Nov 89 20:31:22 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 744. Tuesday, 14 Nov 1989.

(1) Date: Mon, 13 Nov 89 20:54:00 EST (20 lines)
Subject: Collation programs

(2) Date: Tue, 14 Nov 89 09:28:29 EST (19 lines)
From: elli@wjh12.harvard.edu (Elli Mylonas)
Subject: Re: 3.718 markup issues (66)

(3) Date: Mon, 13 Nov 89 13:31 EDT (23 lines)
Subject: Hungarian Fonts

(4) Date: Mon, 13 Nov 89 04:54:40 EST (40 lines)
From: BRODY Florian <U3011VAA@AWIUNI11>
Subject: Re: 3.726 CD-ROM drives (26)

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Date: Mon, 13 Nov 89 20:54:00 EST
Subject: Collation programs

We posted Tom Benson's note about collating two texts on our depart-
mental list, L-ENGL. One of our subscribers replied with the following
note.... -- Kevin Berland
Date: 13 November 1989, 18:03:41 EST
From: Jean Nienkamp 814-865-2085 N31 at PSUVM
Subject: Computer collation programs

I have not done any kind of comparison shopping on computer
collation programs, but I know that we at PSU have access to one,
PC-CASE, which works on an IBM PC and does a pretty good job--because
I've taught a workshop on it.
Since we have a site license, I could give any interested parties a
copy for use at PSU. I would also be willing to help with pointers & etc.
Jean Nienkamp (N31, 5-2085 (msg), 466-7106)

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Date: Tue, 14 Nov 89 09:28:29 EST
From: elli@wjh12.harvard.edu (Elli Mylonas)
Subject: Re: 3.718 markup issues (66)

in response to Chet Grycz' remark on viewing one of a number of
markup sets that have been added to the text: SGML does provide for
CONCUR. That is the ability to support multiple markup streams in a text,
and to view any one at a time. This can be awkward, but at least
more than one point of view can be expressed and also more than one
level of markup.
Although at the moment, none of the low end SGML compatible software, like
Author/Editor on the Mac, can handle CONCUR, the provision exists,
and in any case, the beauty of electronic texts and of generalized markup
is that they are there to be manipulated by the software...
So, Michael, if you don't want to see any tags, all you have to do is
hide them. You can even go so far as to delete anything that is
within pointy brackets completely from the ascii version of the text!!

--Elli Mylonas, Managing Editor, Perseus Project
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Date: Mon, 13 Nov 89 13:31 EDT
Subject: Hungarian Fonts

As part of the International Font package, I supply a Roman font
which supports typing in many languages, certainly more than 82. Hungar-
ian is of course one of them. The characters are not lined up as on a
Hungarian typewriter, for the simple reason that one font must handle
a great many languages. However, as noted earlier, MacKeymeleon and other
programs allow reallocation of characters to any desired position.
These fonts (incl. Cyrillic, Greek, IPA) were designed for work
on the Macintosh and Apple's Imagewriter printers I and II, but not their
LQ or lasers. As this is not intended to be an ad (anyone could have
written it!) but information, I'll stop here and simply ask anyone
interested to write to me for information, incl. price.

Paul Rapoport
Dept. of Music
McMaster University
Hamilton Ontario Canada L8S 4M2

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Date: Mon, 13 Nov 89 04:54:40 EST
From: BRODY Florian <U3011VAA@AWIUNI11>
Subject: Re: 3.726 CD-ROM drives (26)

UNfortunately things are not as easy as that...
reading a 1 MB file is not an appropriate test for a CD ROM player.
In order to evaluate the SPEED of a player you have to test seek time,
access time and read time. Some players have very good data transfer rates but
poor seek time, others have far better access timing but data transfer is low.
So the evaluation depends also on the application you want to run: data base
with short records but relatively deep search tree or full text with large
data chunks.
To make things more complicated:
which interface: native or SCSI?
stand alone or network?
how many CD drives on one machine?
think also about:
Caddies or drawer?
music interface?
built in or stand alone? (cave: PS/2 stand alone only|)

for large text databases the new Pioneer with a 6-disc pack (equal to the
pack used in Pioneer car CD players) looks very interesting (no evaluation
yet) and as mentioned the new Hitachi 3600.

A good source for more information is:

CD-ROM Enduser
published monthly by
Diversified Data Resources, Inc.
6609 Rosecroft Place
Falls Church, VA 22043-1828

the best things in life are FREE - you just have to pay the mail charges:
Canada: US$40, rest of the world US$ 85 p.a.
Give my regards to Linda Helgerson - the Editor& Publisher - she is also
interested in information input.

Florian Brody
CD ROM Project Mgr Austrian Nat'l Library, Vienna