Archive for June, 2005

New blog about nautical archaeology and architecture

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

A message from José M. Ciordia:

I am the author of “pompilo”, an Spanish blog. I have built a new one (a more serious derivation of the same), writen in English. The aim of the new blog (Pompilos: is to spread a new hypothesis: the nautical origin of Greek architecture and sculpture. It argues that originally the Greek temple (naos) was a boat (naus) overturned and stored upon support walls. A brief “Plan of the book” can be downloaded fron the home page.

GreekTranscoder for Microsoft Word

Monday, June 27th, 2005

GreekTranscoder is a program which converts polytonic Greek characters written using one text encoding into another one. Its primary goal is to allow the conversion of documents using older fonts and encodings into Unicode fonts. However, it also allows converting text between older encodings as well as from Unicode into those obsolete formats.

GreekTranscoder is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Currently GreekTranscoder supports the following legacy encodings:

* Beta Code
* GreekKeys
* Ismini
* LaserGreek
* Paulina Greek
* SGreek
* SPIonic
* SuperGreek
* WinGreek (and Son of WinGreek)

And, of course, GreekTranscoder supports Unicode, using either composed or composing characters. The program lets you choose which option you wish to apply to your Unicode text. It also lets you conform to the TLG usage regarding Unicode “deprecated” codepoints. A Unicode text can be converted into Unicode itself with different conversion settings.

GreekTranscoder is distributed as a Microsoft Word document template.


Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Martin West has an interesting restoration/translation of Sappho in the TLS.

CC licensing of journal articles

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

First the law journals, next the Classics journals?