Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 12:46:45 -0600

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: An Ad and a Question

The question first: What are your opinions of the posting of ads like the

following on ADS-L? Do you think all commerical ads should be banned from

the list (which would be difficult to enforce, of course, since right now

anybody can post to the list and since, even if we changed the list to 'send=

private' [only subscribers could post], somebody could subscribe for two

minutes, send the ad, and then unsubscribe)? Hmmm. The parenthetical part

of that sentence got pretty long, didn't it. Do you think that ads should

be posted if they are for products related to the topic of the list? Do you

think that all ads sent to me or to the list should be posted since people

who don't want to read them can delete them? Other opinions? This is a

topic often debated on lists like LSTOWN-L. I have no strong feelings about


Here's an ad I received this morning:

Date: 07 Dec 94 17:37 GMT

From: ECOLING[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AppleLink.Apple.COM (Ecological Linguistics,Anderson,PRT)

Subject: Fonts available


Please post the following message to the discussions list ADS-L:

Ecological Linguistics offers high quality fonts for essentially all alphabets

of the world including many extinct writing systems; also many transliteration

standards and phonetic symbols as used for English dialects

You will find these fonts to be both higher quality and lower prices than those

available from other sources. Rated "best foreign language fonts" by one of

the two largest Macintosh users groups for two years running. Used by major

academic institutions for publishing.

For Macintosh (best on system 7 or later), for all alphabets, including super-

efficient keyboard software; both Postscript and TrueType outline font formats

scalable to any size.

For Windows (3.1 or later), TrueType fonts

The following scripts are (as of December 1994) available on Macintosh only in

system versions 7.1 to 7.1.2: Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Arabic/Hebrew, not on


A free catalog of samples is available if you send your postal address (not

email or fax) via Internet to


or via Applelink to


Or send a letter by post to

Ecological Linguistics

P.O. Box 15156

Washington, D.C., 20003