10.0788 new on & about WWW: character sets, Exemplaria, commerce

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 19 Mar 1997 09:45:14 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 788.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: John Price-Wilkin <jpwilkin@umich.edu> (11)
Subject: character set resources from HTI

[2] From: "R. A. Shoaf" <rashoaf@clas.ufl.edu> (36)
Subject: EXEMPLARIA at Kalamazoo: WWW Preprint

[3] From: Dan Price <dprice@union1.tui.edu> (22)
Subject: A recent Posting

Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 22:13:08 -0500 (EST)
From: John Price-Wilkin <jpwilkin@umich.edu>
Subject: character set resources from HTI

For persons interested in character set and font support issues, the
following two resources are provided:

(1) Scholar's Press makes available a public domain Greek font (SPIonic)
with support for diacritics and breathings. Instructions and an sdata.map
for adding support for SPIonic to SoftQuad's Panorama are provided at:

(2) A paper on the "Options for Presentation of Multilingual Text: Use of
the Unicode Standard," with particular attention provided to the Web and
humanities computing, is provided at:

Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 08:26:35 -0500 (EST)
From: "R. A. Shoaf" <rashoaf@clas.ufl.edu>
Subject: EXEMPLARIA at Kalamazoo: WWW Preprint

In keeping with its recent initiative in electronic preprints,
EXEMPLARIA is pleased to announce the WWW launch of its panel
on "Hypertext, Ideology, and Theory" for the 32nd International
Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI (Session 412 Room
1005 Fetzer) at URL


where all the panelists' papers are accessible in their entirety
(with "mailto" links for the convenience of browsers who wish to
communicate with the panelists):

"Walking the Point: Hypertext, Ideology, Postmodernism, and
Medieval Studies"
Gregory Roper (Northwest Missouri State University)

"The Realities of Retooling: Reflections on the Economies of the
Community of Scholars and the Internet"
Christine Rose (Portland State University)

"Profiting Pedants: Symbolic Capital, Text Editing, and Cultural
Martin Shichtman (Eastern Michigan University) and Laurie Finke
(Kenyon College)

The papers will remain online until Monday, May 12.

My fellow editors and I will be happy to respond to comments --
feel free to use the "mailto" link on the main page, where you will also
find information about EXEMPLARIA, including the titles of forthcoming articles.

Thank you,
R. Allen Shoaf

R. Allen Shoaf , Alumni Professor of English
University of Florida, 4338 Turlington Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-7310
President, The Howe Society of the Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Senior Editor, EXEMPLARIA, exempla@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu
Page Manager, LABYRINTH Scholarly Publications:
FAX 352.392-0860; VOICE 352.371-7149; 392-5299
725 NE 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601-5567

Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 10:26:51 -0500
From: Dan Price <dprice@union1.tui.edu>
Subject: A recent Posting

In a recent posting ( actually it was Vol. 10, No. 776) you listed and then
commented the following:

Companies are discovering that the Web is not very
profitable. "The safest place to be on the Web is independent," he writes.
Is this not good news?

I am not so sure.

While I am anything but a promoter of Fortune 500 companies, I also
recognize that they have the money and resources to push the creativity of
the Web as well as the incentive to make it more available to more people.
Surely it is busines that is pushing the use of the information resources in
education, rather than a vague "desire to know."

Without that investment, we could be simply looking at an expensive,
momentary toy for the information elite. What will the fad be next decade?

Dan Price, Ph.D.
Professor, The Center for Distant Learning
The Union Institute
440 E. McMillan
Cincinnati OH 45206
(513) 861 6400