At 12:50 1997-10-10 +0100, you wrote:
> A colleague and I are working on texts which involve the use
> of foreign languages and a discussion of their representation
> as sounds. For this we need to show accented characters, and
> if possible the International Phonetic Alphabet.
> She is working in WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS (I am in Word 97
> for Windows) and she appears to have more access to foreign
> characters than I do.
She does, but IPA symbols are not included in WP 5.1. It is possible to
install PostScript fonts or use with a PostScript printer, but they don't
appear in the editing screen, so it would probably be very difficult to work
with IPA fonts in WP 5.1. There is provision for a user-defined character
set. I have never tried to use it, so I don't know how it works or what
appears in the editing screen.
> 1. Are foreign characters buried somewhere in Word that
> I'm not aware of? [I've searched in HELP and checked
> INSERT and SYMBOLS.] And if they're not *in* Word, is
> it possible to download them from somewhere?
You have to install appropriate fonts. Conversion between WP 5.1 and Word
will be a headache, if it works at all.
> 2. Is the International Phonetic Alphabet available
> anywhere in a form which can be added to Word -
> perhaps as a set of fonts?
Besides the SIL fonts, there is a more up-to-date set of IPA fonts called
(both PostScript and TrueType for Mac, but only TrueType for Windows).
IPAPhon is free for university use, but shareware for those of us who aren't
rich enough to study full time.
Editing - Translation - Typography
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