XXX PHYSICS OLYMPIAD

CIRCULAR N.3

May 15th, 1999

Dear colleagues and friends,

as you have already been informed this circular deals specifically with the characteristics of the software that you are supposed to use to translate the texts of the problems on 19th July and 21st July.

This circular is necessary because we have been obliged to do some changes concerning the computers: in March we were told by the company which should have supplied, as a sponsor, the necessary computers (O.S. DOS/Win), that they had no more computers available. For this reason we had to find another solution.

As far as the translations are concerned we will be allowed to use the computer room of the Engineer Faculty of Padua University where a local network with a suitable number of computers PC is at disposal. The O.S. installed on several computers is Linux, with Applixware, a software tool for Linux which is quite similar to Office for Windows.

The technicians who deal with the setting up of the computers tell us that their task would be easier and safer if you were so kind as to send us, attached to an e-mail, the True Type fonts that you are going to use for your translation; this would be convenient especially if you guess to have some trouble with the fonts. Furthermore they would like to get some more information concerning what you need. Therefore you are kindly requested to fill in the enclosed form and to sent it back to the 30th IPhO Office via e-mail, as soon as possible.

Looking forward to meeting you all in Padua in 65 days, thank you for your collaboration.

Giuliana Cavaggioni

PS. If you need any information regarding the entry visa to Italy for your delegation please contact the Italian Embassy in your Country or fax your requests to:

dr. Maria Grazia Buscema
Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione
Direzione Generale per gli Scambi Culturali
fax +39-06-58493381


Information about the needs for the translations

Please fill in this form and send it via e-mail to
XXX IPhO Office at the address: olifis@no.sctrade.it

COUNTRY__________________________

TRUE TYPE FONTS ATTACHED TO THIS E-MAIL    YES    NO

NAMES OF THE TRUE TYPE FONTS USED____________________________________

ISO STANDARD FOR THE KEYBOARD____________________________________

for ex. the ISO standard for the Greek keyboard is ISO 8859-7; the one for the American keyboard is ISO 8859-1

IíLL TAKE MY LAPTOP TO PADUA    YES    NO

INFORMATION DATA ON THE LAPTOP

PROCESSOR____________________________________

PARALLEL PORT    YES    NO

SERIAL PORT    YES    NO

CONNECTOR TO THE PORT____________________________________

OPERATING SYSTEM____________________________________