8.0382 Q: Arabic Script Program (1/24)

Sat, 11 Mar 1995 13:00:50 EST

`umanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0382. Saturday, 11 Mar 1995.

Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 10:09:09 -0500 (EST)
From: Claire Smith <csmith@epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Arabic Script Program Search

This query is placed on behalf of Professor Richard Blackburn (Middle
East & Islamic Studies, U of T), who does not yet have e-mail. Please
forward replies to me, Claire Smith (csmith@epas.utoronto.ca), and I
will forward them. Thank-you.

Prof. Blackburn asks:

I have an Apple Macintosh Powerbook 145b running Microsoft Word
Version 5.1. I also have a Personal LaserWriter 300 printer. I am
looking for an Arabic script program that is interactive with English
(i.e. on the same page), principally for the purposes of editing an
Arabic ms. (with apparatus criticis, footnotes, etc) and regular
production of Arabic language tests. I have been warned to avoid
software that might threaten my Microsoft Word (version 5.1) program.
Otherwise, this in a nutshell is what I have and what I would like to have.

N.B.: Professor Blackburn has heard about Nisus as one option.
Claire Smith / Centre for Computing in the Humanities / University of Toronto
 130 St. George Street / Robarts Library, 14th Floor / Toronto, ON / M5S 1A5
Internet: csmith@epas.utoronto.ca / Tel.: (416) 978-2535 / Fax: (416) 978-6519