Date: Tue, 6 Sep 1994 09:05:58 -0400

From: "William A. Kretzschmar, Jr." billk[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ATLAS.UGA.EDU

Subject: Re: fonts

SIL is a source of phonetic fonts, but maybe not for all purposes. They

have two products: the SIL Bookstore will send you a disk with a

freeware IPA font which is also available on servers (I have no address

handy). SIL also has the Encore font set, now in version 2, which is a

fully scalable package that includes a couple of different typefaces. I

had trouble obtaining it, and in the end didn't buy it. The one review

of it that I saw (on the Anglo-Saxonist's network, an early one) suggested

that there were some faults in the font set that might cause problems.

There are also phonetic fonts available from Adobe, both Times Phonetic

and Stone Phonetic. These are fully scalable, commercial fonts.

Last, I made bit-mapped phonetic fonts for the Linguistic Atlas in the

late 80s. There is a VGA screen-font, and there are 14 soft fonts for

downloading to HP Laser Jets. These are not scalable, and the screen

fonts work at the DOS level (only DOS windows inside Windows). But they

are free. I can provide more information privately.

Regards, Bill


Bill Kretzschmar Phone: 706-542-2246

Dept. of English FAX: 706-542-2181

University of Georgia Internet: billk[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Athens, GA 30602-6205 Bitnet: wakjengl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uga