5.0378 E-mailing Diacriticals (1/73)
Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 9 Oct 1991 21:35:56 EDT
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0378. Wednesday, 9 Oct 1991.
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 91 16:46:01 -0400
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Joel Goldfield)
Subject: "Software for e-mailing diacriticals"
Should any HUMANIST colleagues need vt100 emulation software which can
handle diacriticals over unfriendly (7-bit) networks, I attach
information about recently created, public-domain communications
software. Similar information appeared recently in _IAT Briefings_
(Institute for Academic Technology, UNC-Chapel Hill).
Joel D. Goldfield
Associate Prof. of French
Plymouth State College (Univ. Sys. of NH);
Fellow in Foreign Languages
Institute for Academic Technology (UNC-CH)
INFORMATION ABOUT REAL ACCENTS!
Real Accents! is public domain communications software which allows the
real-time translation of double-byte (double-character),
foreign-language char- acter representations into single-byte
representations in the IBM (ASCII) ex- tended character set. For
example, if a remote computer is sending the sequence "cha^teau", your
computer can display this word with the circumflex above the "a" on your
screen. Real Accents! can be run inside a Windows 3.0 DOS window. We
assume that the user has some familiarity with Microsoft's DOS.
Real Accents! has an interactively modifiable interface for adjusting:
1) communications/modem speed;
2) screen appearance, such as foreground and background colors;
3) keyboard operation, such as setting the backspace character function;
4) vt100 terminal emulation, such as insert/replace mode, automatic line
wrapping, visible or invisible cursor, etc.;
5) session logging and default, such as logging (saving) for future
reference the commands and incoming signals that appear on your screen,
saving your setup options to a file as the default characteristics, and
changing the Setup File name.
Real Accents! is available with documentation via anonymous FTP from
ftp.oit.unc.edu. For more elegant, hardcopy documention, send a
self-addressed, stamped envelope ($.52) to Prof. Joel D. Goldfield at
the Dept. of Foreign Languages, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH
The files you need to request in the FTP session are in the directory
'accents' (for REAL ACCENTS! version 1.0). It contains:
accents.exe - the main program;
accents.trn - the file specifying the default ARTFL character trans-
frger.trn - the file containing French/German character translations;
artfl.trn - another copy of accents.trn, for naming consistency;
cvt100.doc - the original documentation for the vt100 terminal emulation
*** PLEASE CONTACT US AT ONE OF THE E-MAIL ADDRESSES GIVEN BELOW TO ***
*** CONFIRM SUCCESSFUL DOWNLOADING OF THE FILES NAMED ABOVE. ***
Please feel free to contact us with your observations and suggestions.
Tel. 603-535-2277. E-mail: email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org . Please specify at the beginning of your
correspondence that you are inquiring about Real Accents!.
(C)opyright 1991. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for
its Institute for Academic Technology (Authors: Dr. Joel D. Goldfield
and James M. Fullton). All Rights Reserved. Permission is hereby
granted to any individual or institution to use, copy and/or
redistribute this program and its documentation as long as:
1) neither the program nor the documentation is sold for profit;
2) the names of the Copyright holder and authors are displayed in the
same form as they appear in this Copyright Notice; and
3) proper attribution is given regarding any changes made to the program
and/or the documentation.