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Assyrian Publishing

Sep-28-1999 at 12:42 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)


We have had many comments and questions concerning publishing documents using Syriac word processing programs. Here is our reply to help others with similar interests in publishing.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff oritha@mediaone.net" target="_top">Soritha@mediaone.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 1999 11:51 PM
To: Assyrians@atour.com
Subject: Re: Assyrian Publishing

Assyrians@atour.com wrote:

> Shlama,
>
> Thank you for your kind words brother.
>
> There are many word processing programs, but the best one of them all is the Syriac Writer (http://www.syriacwriter.com). The Windows 98/NT version of this program will be completed soon and made available to the public. Register your email address with them. This program has Syriac font stickers included with it and costs approximately $300 to $400, check with them on the price.
>
> Until the Syriac Writer is made available, please visit the Assyrian Youth Group of Victoria website at (http://www.atour.com/aygv) and look at "Assyria's Letters" section for information on downloading a free word processing program and the free fonts which work with it. After downloading the fonts, you can view the Syriac web pages at their site and other Internet websites that use those particular fonts.
>
> Good luck in your future endeavors, hope this helps. Please share this message with your friends and colleagues if you like.

>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: The State of Assyria
> Sent: Saturday, September 25, 1999 7:08 PM
> Subject: Atour Comments
>
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> Subject: (Other)
> SubjectOther: Our fonts
> Username: Jeff Atto
> UserEmail: soritha@mediaone.net
> Date: 26 Sep 1999
> Time: 03:07:53
> Remote Name: 24.30.55.100
> HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.61 (Win98; U)
>
> Comments:
>
> Dear Atour,
> My name is Jeff Atto and I am learning how to write Aramaic at Mother
> of God Church in Southfield, Michigan. Our class is writing up quite a
> few charts and other things (on the computer) and I was wondering if
> you could tell me where to find a really good font or word processing
> program specifically for our language. I read about a word processor
> called Unitype Global Writer 98 Professional
> (http://www.logosbiblesoftware.com/logosbiblesoftware/globwritprof.ht
> ml) but I am not sure if it accurately can type Aramaic. Also, I was
> wondering if you could tell me where to get either a) stickers with our
> letters to put on keyboards or b) an Aramaic keyboard. I recently
> downloaded the Gabrial Ator and Carlo Ator fonts from a web site, but it
> is very hard to write with these in Microsoft Office 2000. If you can
> help me in any way, or direct me to a web site which explains this in
> detail, please let me know. Also, if you know of any books specifically
> written about out Language (Chaldean & Assyrian dialects), please let
> me know. We use a small book written by Fr. Sarhad, but a few of us in
> the class are considering writing another book, which would be much
> more complete and serve as a reference for future Chaldean/Assyrian
> classes. Also, if you know of an Assyrian or Chaldean dictionary, please
> let me know. I read something about the University of Chicago Assyrian
> Dictionary Project, but they told me it was like $1500...so I obviously
> couldn't afford it. I have a WIndows 98 PC. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR
> HELP AND GOD BLESS YOU!
>
> ________________________________________________________________
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Shlama Illoukh,

Thanks for your help, I really do appreciate it. I only wish the Chaldean community was as enthusiastic and politically active as the Assyrians. Again, thank you very much!

Peace,
Jeff

http://people.mw.mediaone.net/soritha/index.html

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
» Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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