11.0314 fonts for German; capturing Greek

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 2 Oct 1997 21:20:01 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 314.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (13)
Subject: Re: downloadable fonts for Old Germanic etc.

[2] From: Hartmut Krech <kr538@zfn.uni-bremen.de> (16)
Subject: capturing Greek

Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 15:37:10 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: Re: downloadable fonts for Old Germanic etc.

>> From: jwilsona@ruf.rice.edu (Joseph Wilson)

re Old Germanic fonts:

The Summer Institute of Linguistics (www.sil.org) has marvelous links to
all kinds of information, including downloadable fonts for hundreds of
languages, f. ex.:


Joseph Wilson, Prof. of German
Dept. of German & Slavic
Rice University
PO Box 1892
Houston,Texas 77251
713-527-8101 ext. 3227; home: 713-686-2733; weekends: 409-242-3745

Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 17:26:07 +0200
From: Hartmut Krech <kr538@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

Re.: Capturing Greek ?

With respect to optical character recognition (OCR) of Greek fonts,
allow me to direct your attention to ReadIRIS, if commercially
available software is the only option to take.

ReadIRIS was developed by Pierre de Meulenaere of the University
of Louvain (Belgium). The most recent version has language support
for 22 Eastern and Western European languages, including the Cyrillic
alphabets, mathematical symbols, and Greek. While character mapping
files for trained characters used to be restricted to a size of 64 KB
in Omnipage Pro, files for trained fonts may become four times as large
in ReadIRIS. Remember that for best results with exotic fonts, OCR
should be executed interactively rather than automatically.


Dr. Hartmut Krech
Bremen, Germany

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