4.0090 Fonts (74)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Mon, 21 May 90 17:49:09 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0090. Monday, 21 May 1990.

(1) Date: Sun, 20 May 90 17:47 CST (14 lines)
Subject: Old English fonts

(2) Date: Mon, 21 May 90 08:45:29 MDT (60 lines)
From: koontz@alpha.bldr.nist.gov (John E. Koontz)
Subject: Re: 4.0074 Queries (84)

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Date: Sun, 20 May 90 17:47 CST
Subject: Old English fonts

The font known as SuperFrench, available from Linguist's Software,
Redmond, Washington, USA, for US$99.95 works very well with the

Tom Bestul, Department of English University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588
(tbestul@unlvax1.bitnet or tbestul@crcvms.unl.edu)

P.S. I have the exact address for Linguist's Software, for any one
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Date: Mon, 21 May 90 08:45:29 MDT
From: koontz@alpha.bldr.nist.gov (John E. Koontz)
Subject: Re: 4.0074 Queries (84)

For those looking for exotic orthography Mac fonts ([real] Old English,
phonetic, Sanskrit, Greek, Amharic, Cuneiform, Mayan, etc.):

Here are the addresses of the first three Mac font companies that handle
a variety of fonts.

Neoscribe International, Inc. (Info here is older; may not be
POB 633 current.)
East Haven, CT 06512

Ecological Linguistics Handles fonts and keying
POB 15156
Washington, DC 20003

Linguist's Software Ditto
POB 580
Edmonds, WA 98020-0580


Linguist's Software
925 Hindley Lane
Edmonds, WA 98020

Linguist's Software also distributes the Mac version of SIL's IT
[Interlinear Text] program.

I have no hands on experience with any of these fonts, but prices are
O($100) or cheaper and examples in fliers I've seen look acceptable to my
untutored, not very critical eye. You can get fliers and judge for
yourself easily enough.

Someone else's request on Mac fonts in USENET's comp.fonts produced the
following, which I filed away:

>The first-best answer to this question -- and to a remarkable number
>of Mac-related questions I see in all newsgroups -- is:

> MacGuide Magazine
> 550 South Wadsworth Blvd, Suite 500
> Denver CO 80226
> (303) 935-8100

>This is a comprehensive and well-indexed quarterly collection of
>product reviews and summaries. It will answer most "Where can I
>get..." questions. And it's not a hard-to-find hacker's magazine; I
>buy my copies at the local Crown or B. Dalton.

John E. Koontz

All recommendations are my own, and do not express the views of my