From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Nov 03 2004 - 12:32:39 CST
Elaine Keown asked:
> Supposedly this list has >600 people.
> Just of curiosity, how many of you are NOT font
And since a number of people are declaring their
backgrounds, I'll chime in, too. ;-)
I am not a font designer, although I have designed fonts
(many years ago) for linguists, and even once wrote a
font editing program for linguists back in the bad old
days before outline fonts became the standard for
As some have indicated, it is pretty clear that the
number of people on the firstname.lastname@example.org discussion
list who would self-identify as "font designers" is
likely to be a rather small minority. Professional
font designers hang out on *other* discussion lists.
Try googling on "typography discussion forum", for
example, and you'll find dozens of such lists and
> And are any of your corpus linguists, text database
> people, or maybe database designers?
I *am* a corpus linguist, although not actively engaged
in that work at the moment.
I am not a database designer, although I have designed
(and used) lexical databases. I work for a database company,
by the way, but that doesn't qualify me as a "database
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed Nov 03 2004 - 12:42:09 CST