5.0531 R: IPA Fonts (1/33)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Mon, 16 Dec 1991 21:35:32 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0531. Monday, 16 Dec 1991.

Date: Thu, 12 Dec 91 20:03:24 CST
From: (Gerhard Obenaus) <gobenaus@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Subject: IPA Fonts

There are several options open if you want to use IPA symbols in
WordPerfect. The easiest is to buy a softfont and an installer program.
There are several vendors who have these products available. One of
them is Softcraft in Madison, WI. Softcraft also markets a font editor
which allows you to design any character you like. Another package is
Publisher's Powerpak. I don't have the address handy but would be happy
to find it for you if you are interested. The latter font cannot be
changed and you are stuck with whatever symbols are provided. Someone
made up an IPA font using, I believe, the Softcraft font editor. You
may want to get this font first to see if it has the symbols you need.

The guy's name is Timothy Montler, and his address is
montler@vaxb.acs.unt.edu. He uploaded the fonts to some ftp site and will
be happy to tell you where they are available. I can't find the info
right now, so you'll have to contact him. If you need to change symbols
frequently and need characters not available in the WordPerfect character
set, I'd recommend you get the Softcraft editor. I'm not involved with
Softcraft, just a satisfied user. If you'd like to see the extra
symbols on the screen, you may get the screen font editor offered by
WordPerfect for $ 49.00. It will allow you to display any characters on
the screen. The ones included in the WordPerfect character set simply
need to be reassigned. Other characters can be designed for the screen
rather easily from scratch.


Gerhard Obenaus
Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
University of Illinois
707 S. Mathews e-mail: g-obenaus@uiuc.edu
Urbana, IL 61801 phone: (217)333-1288