12.0611 new (& not so new) on WWW

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 5 May 1999 18:42:09 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 611.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (27)
Subject: Site Langue francaise du XIXe siecle

[2] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk> (62)
Subject: CJK dictionaries online

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (17)
Subject: EMLS 4.3 (Special issue 3) now available

[4] From: "James J. O'Donnell" <jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu> (11)
Subject: NewJour announcement

[5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (20)
Subject: Oxford Digitization Study - Workflows and Matrices

Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 18:23:59 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Site Langue francaise du XIXe siecle

>> From: Russon Wooldridge <wulfric@chass.utoronto.ca>

[English version below]

Nous avons le tres grand plaisir de vous annoncer la naissance du site
"Langue du XIXe siecle". Fort deja d'un certain savoir sur la langue, la
grammaire et la lexicographie et encadre d'images de livres et de tableaux
de l'epoque, il ne cessera, esperons-nous, de croitre et sera heureux
d'accueillir les contributions de collegues bienveillant(e)s.

"Langue du XIXe siecle" se trouve a

[English version]

We take great pleasure in announcing the birth of a site on the French
language of the 19th century "Langue du XIXe siecle". Already equipped with
some learning in language, grammar and lexicography, and set amid images of
books and paintings of the period, it will, we hope, continue to grow and
flourish, and will be happy to receive benevolent scholarly contributions.

"Langue du XIXe siecle" is to be found at

Jacques-Philippe Saint-Gerand (Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand II)
Russon Wooldridge (University of Toronto)

Russon Wooldridge (Department of French, University of Toronto)
Address: Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto M5S 1H8, Canada
Fax: 1-416-978-4949
E-mail: wulfric@chass.utoronto.ca
Internet: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wulfric/
"On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."

Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 18:22:11 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: CJK dictionaries online

A new member of Humanist, Professor Charles Muller (Toyo Gakuen University,
Japan, <acmuller@human.toyogakuen-u.ac.jp>), has since 1995 maintained
Chinese-Japanese-Korean dictionaries online. These are as follows (I quote from
his description):

> (1) An on-line Dictionary of East Asian Buddhist Terms. This is an extensive
> compilation derived from my researches in Buddhism, which is already larger
> in content than any CJK-English Buddhist Dictionary available in print. It is
> stored in an XML-TEI format, and presented on the Web in HTML. At present,
> the dictionary contains 4900 terms, but this amount is increasing rapidly as
> scholars around the world are gradually beginning to recognize the value of
> the project, and are collaborating by contributing their own entries. It is
> my intention to pursue this project, to make it a complete database of
> information on East Asian Buddhism, including all known terms, texts,
> persons, schools and places.
> (2) A on-line Dictionary of East Asian Literary CJK characters, which serves
> as a companion to, and is interlinked with, the above Buddhist dictionary.It
> is based on the traditional characters contained in the CJK portion of the
> Unicode table--approximately 18,000 characters, as well as character
> compounds. These are contained in the dictionary at various stages of
> completion. At present, approximately 8,000 characters contain complete
> semantic and phonetic information, along with 5,000 compound words. It is
> also my hope to eventually turn this work into a complete database of
> information on East Asian history, culture and thought.
> I presently maintain 3 kinds of versions of each of the two dictionaries:
> 1) A S-JIS encoded HTML version, which is natural because I work on a
> Japanese platform. But since there are character limitations in this
> environment (less CJK characters, insufficient Latin diacritics, etc.), I
> also have a
> 2) UTF-8 encoded HTML version, which gives the option of full coverage of
> the CJK portion of Unicode, as well as Korean Han'gul, Devanagari, Tibetan,
> or whatever. But neither of these are the basic storage format of the
> dictionary, since HTML itself cannot provide enough in terms of the way of
> encoding information. Originally I was storing them in a quasi-SGML format,
> but after MSIE 5 became available, I converted them to valid XML. Thus there
> is also a
> 3) XML version. While I use this as the basic storage format of the
> dictionaries, and they *do* display in MSIE5 with a DTD and XSL file, it is
> at present a rather primitive arrangement. I am not attempting to create a
> really well-polished XML display version until the major browser support of
> XML is more complete, and at least supports XLinking. Once this occurs, I
> will probably gradually let the HTML versions fall by the wayside and
> dedicate my full energies to the development of the XML implementations.
> The URLs are as follows:
> Dictionary of East Asian Buddhist Terms (DEABT)
> http://www.human.toyogakuen-u.ac.jp/~acmuller/bdict.htm
> Dictionary of East Asian Literary Terms (DEALT)
> http://www.human.toyogakuen-u.ac.jp/~acmuller/cjkdict.htm
> XML versions (experimental/samples)
> http://www.human.toyogakuen-u.ac.jp/~acmuller/dicts/index.html

Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 18:24:28 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: EMLS 4.3 (Special issue 3) now available

>> From: Sean Lawrence <seanlawrence@writeme.com>

Early Modern Literary Studies is pleased to announce that the
long-delayed special issue on Literature and Geography is finally
available. Because of continuing technical difficulties, however, it can
currently be
read only at the journal's new home at Sheffield Hallam University and is not
accessible via Early Modern Literary Studies' usual home page or
its perpetual url. We hope that this situation will shortly be
resolved. In the meantime, please visit the new site at
http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/emlshome.html to see the new issue and
the launch of the journal's new dialogues feature. If, in the course of your
visit, you discover any technical problems or any links that don't work,
we would be very grateful if you could tell either the editor, Lisa Hopkins
(L.M.Hopkins@shu.ac.uk) or the managing editor for special issues,
Matthew Steggle (M.Steggle@shu.ac.uk).

The delayed January issue of the journal will also be available

Lisa Hopkins

Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 18:22:58 +0100
From: "James J. O'Donnell" <jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu>
Subject: NewJour announcement

If your electronic journal is not yet represented in NewJour, the
announcement service for new electronic journals, please consider sending
us an entry. The archive is fully searchable and located at
http://gort.ucsd.edu/newjour -- if your journal *is* listed, please let us
know if it contains inaccuracies. If you are not listed there and wish to
be, there is a button on the site for filling out a form with the basic
information we request. After submission, it typically takes a few weeks
for the item to be checked and then to move up our queue of items waiting
to be published. We have approximately 3500 subscribers all over the

Ann Okerson Jim O'Donnell
Yale University University of Pennsylvania

Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 18:23:35 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Oxford Digitization Study - Workflows and Matrices

>> From: Stuart Lee <stuart.lee@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>

Those of you who are following the Mellon-funded study I am conducting
at Oxford into the future of the University's digital collections may be
interested in the following. I have now mounted on the web site
(http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/scoping/) a set of 4 suggested workflows and
matrices looking at a couple of digitization services and how one can
assess a collection for digitization. Please note these are all in draft
form and are open to change. Any comments or suggestions are welcomed.

Stuart Lee

Dr Stuart D Lee | Current Project: 'Scoping The Future of
Clarendon Building | Oxford's Digital Collections'
Broad Street |
Oxford OX1 3BG | Head of the Centre for Humanities Computing
Tel: +44 1865 277230 |
Fax: +44 1865 273275 | Chair, University's Datasets Committee
E-mail: Stuart.Lee@oucs.ox.ac.uk

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