LINGUIST List 7.109

Wed Jan 24 1996

Qs: Farsi Font,Gesture, On-line Dictionaries

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  1., Farsi Font
  2. Grigoriy Kreydlin, Gesture
  3. Helen Dry,

Message 1: Farsi Font

Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 10:57:32 EST
From: <>
Subject: Farsi Font
I'm posting this for a friend who doesn't subscribe to this list and is
looking for a Farsi font (Mac). She'd prefer PostScript or TrueType but
would accep bitmap. (Isn't Farsi written in the Arabic alphabet? If so,
then a good Arabic font would be fine.)

Please reply directly to her:

Chris Keuper

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Message 2: Gesture

Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 11:21:57 EST
From: Grigoriy Kreydlin <>
Subject: Gesture

I am a visiting professor Grigorij Kreidlin from Russian States
Univ. for Humanities, Dept. of theoretical and applied
Linguistics. I'll stay in Ann Arbor up to 19 February. I am
constucting now (together with my students> the explanatory
(meaning-form> Dictionary of Russian gestures, postures and facial
expressions. I would like to create also a two-way Dictionary "Body
Russian-Body American". That is why I need any info. concerning lists
of basic American gestures, postures and mimics, their meanings,
forms, usage as well as natural language idioms based on them. I'll be
glad to any kind of help also to those who can send me articles on
gestural topics to Dept. of Slavic languages and literatures 3040
Modern language building, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1275. The thing is we
practically have no literature on this topic in Rusian
libraries.Perhaps, I'll find colleagues who want to take part in this
work together with us? Thank you beforehand. G. Kreidlin.
 My Moscow e-mail address is
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Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 12:09:59 CST
From: Helen Dry <>

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Subject: On-line Dictionaries
Status: RO

I'm looking for on-line dictionaries in any language except English and German.
The dictionaries should (1) be freeware; (2) contain a word with its phonetic
equivalent; and, (3) hopefully have form class information attached to the
entry (but this is not necessary). 

In addtion, I'm looking for any textual material (e.g., scienfic articles to
children's stories and anything in between) in French, German and Spanish.
Canadian French and any variant of German and Spanish is acceptable. I'm not
sure the diacritics will go gently into the good Internet but I can always try
to ftp them over.

I'd be grateful for any responses. Send the responses directly to me at 

Thanks in advance.



Dr. Anthony J. Vitale
Senior Consultant
Linguistics & Speech Technology
(508) 393-7406
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