4.0808 Qs: Phonetic Spelling Checker; Printers (2/42)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 4 Dec 90 20:15:51 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0808. Tuesday, 4 Dec 1990.

(1) Date: Tue, 4 Dec 90 13:30 GMT (14 lines)
From: Marilyn Deegan <MARILYN@VAX.OXFORD.AC.UK>
Subject: phonetic spelling checker

(2) Date: Tue, 04 Dec 90 09:49:38 EST (28 lines)
From: Ken Steele <KSTEELE@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Laser Printers - General Advice?

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Date: Tue, 4 Dec 90 13:30 GMT
Subject: phonetic spelling checker

Does anyone know of a spelling checker that can cope with phonetic
spellings as well as regular ones? I have been asked by a user at the
Oxford Centre for Humanities Computing who wants it for dyslexic
spellings (her example was, for instance, it should pick up 'orkward' as
a spelling for 'awkward'). Thank you.

Marilyn Deegan, CTI Centre for Textual Studies, Oxford University.

PS. Note that we have changed our name from CTI Centre for Literature
and Linguistic Studies.

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Date: Tue, 04 Dec 90 09:49:38 EST
From: Ken Steele <KSTEELE@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Laser Printers - General Advice?

At the risk of raising a hardware question for the umpteenth time,
I would greatly appreciate any advice or anecdotes fellow Humanists
can offer to help guide a Canadian through the thickets of laser printers
before the government's oh-so-popular new tax arrives January 1st.

I am using a PS/2 model 70, and am primarily looking for compatibility
with WordPerfect 5.0 and Windows 3 (PageMaker, Corel Draw)... and I've
set an upper limit of $1500 Canadian. Lasers I've seen here in Toronto
advertised under that limit include the OKIData 400, HP LaserJet IIP,
Epson EPL 6000, Panasonic Laser 4420, and MT905 Laser (HP II Compatible).
Advice on these brand names (or others), compatibility, or essential
features would be much appreciated. (Information on local dealers might
also prove invaluable).

If the topic has been dealt with on Humanist recently, I haven't seen it;
if a past discussion is still relevant, please direct me to it (I for one
*do* use the Fileserver...). I invite direct replies if general interest
is unlikely, at <KSTEELE@vm.epas.utoronto.ca> or <KSTEELE@utorepas>.

Thanks in advance to those who find this subject interesting, and my
apologies for troubling the rest.
Ken Steele
University of Toronto