Present: Tatiana G. Barr (Columbia U), Darla B. Carras (U of Pittsburgh), Inna Gudanets (Stanford), Kristen M. Johnson (Harvard U), Marek Sroka (U of Illinois), Patricia Thurston (U of Illinois), Richard Fitzsimmons, Secretary (Penn State). Mary M. Strouse (Independent) and Gordon McDaniel were unable to attend. Eighteen people were present.
Tatiana G. Barr, chair, convened the meeting at 4:30 p.m.
Darla P. Carras (Pittsburgh) is a new committee member, and Mischa Buczkowski (U of Oregon) is the new chair of the committee.
An Agenda was distributed.
The day's first program presentation consisted of a report by Theresa Tickle (Illinois) dealing with computer support for Cyrillic text for PCs and MACs. She reviewed keyboarding mapping/character sets for standardization, noting that fonts must be loaded on one's computer; there are many Internet sites on how to Russify your computer; Windows 95 is language friendly; Russian keyboards are not transliterated keyboards. Theresa distributed and reviewed a handout on the installation, operation and use of multilanguage support features for Microsoft Windows 95.
The conclusions: once fonts are installed, the steps are easy to follow; local computer gurus are not helpful support persons-they can install fonts, but don't provide keyboards; be patient with the computer; there is a lot of current information on the Web which does not get published.
The second program presentation was a report by Jared Ingersoll-Casey (Ohio State). He offered comments on the MAC operating system, which he enabled himself approximately three years ago. Now, it is also done very well commercially. The URL is: http://www.friends-partners.org/partners/rusmac/ He mentioned that preferences must be set and edited to access programs; links are provided to fonts, keyboards and scripts. Multiple fonts are needed; instructions are good.
Under Old Business, Julie Swann has mounted a Slavic FAQ on the SEES homepage; send queries to Julie or Tatiana G. Barr.
By unanimous consent, the meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.
--Minutes submitted by Richard Fitzsimmons.
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