6.0152 Query: Transcribing Character Sets (1/39)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 22 Jul 1992 15:59:43 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0152. Wednesday, 22 Jul 1992.

Date: Wed, 22 Jul 92 17:45 BST
From: MARILYN@vax.oxford.ac.uk
Subject: Question re Transcribing Character Sets Between S/W Packages

I have had a number of enquiries from scholars who are working with Greek
character sets in a range of wordprocessors who wish to convert between various
formats. I appreciate that when the TEI has published all its recommendations
and we are all working in conformant SGML the problems of converting formats
will disappear, but at the moment other (probably temporary) solutions seem
necessary. The key query at the moment is how one can convert into something
which OCP can use and back again, but there are a number of individuals who
wish to go between the wordprocessors themselves. Any suggestions? Are there
any utilities out there which do conversions between some of the following:




LocoScript PC

Word for Windows with WinGreek

Word Perfect

Word on the Mac


Nota Bene

Beta Code

If these are not already available, are there any suggestions about how we
might go about obtaining/creating such utilities?

Marilyn Deegan
CTI Centre for Textual Studies
Oxford University