[Scribus] Linux Font Editor?
Sat Oct 1 16:57:14 CEST 2005
There is KILE and LyX with GUI for TeX. I manually write in the LaTeX
tags, which is aggravating and annoying; but I learn a lot that way.
Query: how does everybody else in your program handle this? Scribus is
'only' a(nother) D T P program but it is the font that will render the
IPA symbols. I have SIL in Windows. I use ARPAbet, which has Latin
The message has just appeared this moment on my screen "The link could
not be saved. The site is unavailable."
John Jordan wrote:
>On 1 Oct 2005, at 0:15, Robert Memering wrote:
>>I have been lecturing on phonetics and phonology at
>>university in the summer term and I had no problems
>>of this sort at all, because I used LaTeX (with the
>>I know that many people don't want to start using
>>LaTeX because they think it's too difficult or
>>cumbersome to use. But I think it's definitely worth
>>the effort. And: after more than fifteen years it is
>>still superior to professional (and expensive)
>>software in many ways. IPA Symbols, for example.
>>Have your mouth watered by the TIPA manual (esp. by the
>Thanks for the suggestions.
>First, the link above appears to be dead or lagged into sometime
>next week. All I can get is "operation timed out."
>But more importantly, are the fonts in question regular OpenType
>fonts that can be used on Windows and Mac computers? I ask this
>because you have assumed that I want a solution just for myself.
>That is not the case. I do want a font that I can use for typesetting
>as well as general student linguistics work. But I also want to
>create a font that the student in "Intro to Linguistics" can use -- a
>student using Windows or Mac who barely understands how to
>install a font, let alone figure out TeX.
>So if the fonts can be used only with TeX, they are not a solution
>As for TeX/LaTeX, etc., I already investigated this some time ago. I
>can ace a graduate course in Syntax (I have a 4.0 in linguistics
>classes), but TeX and all of its related programs leave me totally
>baffled. I also tried my hand at programming once. I got to the point
>of "hello world" and the rest was incomprehensible. I do not have a
>mind that can handle such matters. I need a GUI or I am dead.
>That is why I am pinning my personal DTP hopes on Scribus.
>I might be able to learn TeX if there were actual hands-on classes
>with instructors to show me step by step how to do it. But the
>online documentation is hopeless for me. I couldn't understand
>even the first sentence. I would have to ask a question online for
>each paragraph of the instructions and then wait several days for
>someone to answer it. I'd be dead before I figured it out to the level
>you have achieved. My brain is not equal to yours.
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