License problems [arabtex]

Dr. Werner Fink werner at
Thu May 5 13:49:34 CEST 2022

On 2022/05/02 15:54:07 -0600, Karl Berry wrote:
>     Seems so as this is from arabtex.doc/doc/latex/arabtex/arabtex.faq
>     from 1993 ... don't know who has added lppt.txt afterwards
> The author (Lagally), I believe. My understanding is that the package is
> under the LPPL and that stray statement in the FAQ is obsolete.
> I wrote Prof. Lagally to confirm/deny this.
> The font files ( were evidently
> created by one Joel M. Hoffman in Rye, New York, circa 1991. I haven't
> found a way to contact him yet. If anyone else has any luck searching,
> please let me know. Anyway, I'll remove those files if too much time goes
> by without any success, lacking any other course of action :(.

The only more modern address I see is joel at in
... compuserve and bitnet are somehow out of date.  Nevertheless
since 1991/05/15 is a lot of time and I've no idea if he is still
at the University of Maryland (guess no).  The last left marks are

 Syntactic and paratactic word order effects
 A dissertation on word order patterns cross-linguistically.
 Non-ARHU Contributor(s): Joel M. Hoffman
 Dates: Mon, 01/01/1996 - 12:00
 A dissertation on word order patterns cross-linguistically. 

... and maybe he is the person here at
at least the description might fit.


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