costwishis a Tcl/Tk program that functions as a SGML viewer with strong capacity to manipulate ("post process") a parsed SGML file. It can be obtained from its maker, Peter Murray-Rust, by clicking on the
costwishHomepage. You will need the most recent version or patch. It is hoped that Tcl/Tk will be successfully ported to Windows and Macintosh, so that this program will run on those platforms. For now, however, it is an XWindow program and runs on most flavors of Unix, including Linux. Joe English is responsible for COST.
costwishis not a browser, though in principle it can be a helper viewer for one, such as Netscape.
costwish consists of a binary (for your platform), a set of scripts, and some help documentation. It also requires the Tcl, Tk, and Tix libraries installed in findable places. A Linux binary can be downloaded here.
SYNTEXT requires a few customizing files for
local.tcl, title.tcl, postproc.tcl). All of what you need is contained in the tar file syntext.tar.gz which should be untarred in the same directory that has the
costwish subdirectory in it.
costwish has several environment variables it wants set, and SYNTEXT has one additional one:
export (aka setenv for csh) SYNTEXTDIR=/yourpath/syntext.
If you want to install sound, you will need to install a copy of rsynth and you may get fancy and want to install a lexicon for it. If so follow Nick Ing-Simmons' instructions in
rsynth. If you want a sample to try out, here is an example of
rsynth saying the example sentence from Pinker using the American lexicon and pronouncing the "t" trace: .
costwishexeis on your path (or else in the
costwishhome directory); make sure also your SYNTEXTDIR variable has been set to the correct address.
syntextdirectory and select one of the sample SGML files located there.