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DIMUND is a gopher server and mailing list for document- understanding resources: announcements, bibliographies, code, reports, etc. Also archives of Document-List Digest. Gopher or telnet to, port 70. You can also FTP files, or retrieve them by email from [email protected]. Join the discussion with a "sub documents your name" message to the document-server. [David Doermann (doc-ow[email protected]), comp.infosystems.gopher, 10/5/93. net-hap.]

Project Gutenberg's public-domain literature files are now on CD ROM. $39.95 + $5 S&H (+ CA sales tax) from Walnut Creek CDROM ([email protected]), (800) 786-9907, (510) 674-0783, (510) 674-0821 Fax. $24.95 each by semiannual subscription (if at least 100 people subscribe). Write to [email protected] for info on Project Gutenberg. [Robert A. Bruce ([email protected]), comp.newprod, 8/16/93.]

The Internet text-file archive,, now supports FTP and gopher protocols. Gopher browsing is probably easier, as the archive includes many book reviews, works of fiction, Latin texts, religious texts, CPSR files, and a complete record of many political digests, newsletters, and zines. 150MB have been added in the past few weeks. Paul Southworth ([email protected]). [Michael S. Hart ([email protected]), GUTNBERG, 9/26/93. net-hap.]

Editors on the VPIEJ-L list have been discussing ways of letting authors make proof corrections in electronic-format manuscripts. Copy editing on paper still works best, although the redlining feature of XyWrite III+ (for PCs) can be used to record insertions and deletions. [Michael R. Boudreau ([email protected]), 9/29/93.] DocuComp can track changes in Word-format files. Only professional copy editors should touch the disks, though; sending them to authors is "a BIG BIG mistake" as changes by authors can undermine formatting and editing efforts. [Jane-Ellen Long ([email protected]).] If you and your colleagues have Next workstations, you can collaborate or critique using voice notes that attach to text. Professors are using this technique when grading term papers, and lawyers use it to amend drafts of their briefs. [Rich Wiggins ([email protected]), ibid, 10/4/93.] (FullWrite has a change-bar capability, but requires a fast Mac with at least 2MB of memory. FullWrite is great for newsletters and simple desktop publishing - - I used it for the Communique for two years -- but never gained enough market share to compete with MS Word, WriteNow, and various outlining and layout programs.)

An RTF-to-HTML converter is available from Chris Hector ([email protected]). FTP src/cjh/RTF from A copy of Paul Dubois' RTF-1.07a2.tar.Z package is also stored there. [comp.infosystems.www, 7/30/93.]

Neither Zylab nor Isys has yet produced a Mac version of their text-indexing software. Zylab sells Zyindex in Unix, DOS, and Windows, but just hasn't gotten around to the Mac. Likewise Isys is not ready to commit $50K-$100K for a port to the small Macintosh market. [Ernest Perez ([email protected]), PACS-L, 7/30/93.] (Sounds like a good project for someone. If they won't pay salary for a port, perhaps they will pay a royalty.)

Ken Lunde's "Electronic Handling of Japanese Text, Version 1.2 (1992)" shows how you can use kana and kanji in email and electronic documents. Send a "get japan inf" message to [email protected]. Send "get japan f13" for Lunde's review of his forthcoming book "Understanding Japanese Information Processing." [JAPAN, 9/5/93.]