SignBank 2002 Instruction, Task 2
stefanwoehrmann at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 3 21:34:55 UTC 2002
I would like to ask a question - Task 2 making gifs
I just checked the standard size you mentioned in your instruction - 86 by
I am afraid that most of my spellings will not fit !
The reason is that I tried to use the area between the dottet lines on the
SW 4.4 screen - facial expression plus handshapes and movement arrows often
need more space than 86 by 86 pixels
I attached a gif to demonstrate my dilemma -
on the left transformed to a size of 86 by 86 pixel - in the middle the
original SW 4.4 impression - on the right just a part of it 86 by 86 pixels
What will be the best - Should we try to transform every gif to a seize that
it will fit within this square - that would lead to very small and hard to
read signs -
- or as you already mentioned to ignore the standard seize and create the
gifs just as they show off in the SW file ??
----- Original Message -----
From: "Valerie Sutton" <Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG>
To: <SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA>
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 4:32 PM
Subject: SignBank 2002 Instruction, Task 2
> SignWriting List
> October 2, 2002
> SignBank 2002 Instruction, Task 2
> Make GIFs or JPEGs of Signs in SignWriting....
> Someday we will have a way to type SignWriting directly in SignBank.
> But for the next year or two, we have no choice but to add the signs
> as GIFs or JPEGS. This is a slow task for the person who is the
> SignBank Editor, but once the GIFs are entered, you will have a
> database that others can use and enjoy. Those new users will never
> know how much work it was for you and other SignBank Editors, to add
> those signs!
> Task 2 is to create the SignWriting GIFs, name each one in a specific
> way, and place those GIFs in a special folder.
> Task 2
> 1. Type the signs in SignWriter DOS.
> 2. Export the signs to BMP...or....do a screen capture of each sign.
> 3. Open your graphics program, such as PhotoShop, Illustrator,
> AppleWorks, CorelDraw, or MS Paint...There are many programs that
> will create a GIF or JPEG for you...but it is different for everyone.
> Choose a program you like and know.
> 4. Bring the SignWriting BMP file into your graphics program.
> 5. Create individual GIFs or JPEGs for each sign you wish to enter
> into SignBank.
> 6. The GIFs should be a standard size. The SignBank standard SignSize
> is to place the sign in the center of a perfect square that is:
> 86 by 86 pixels
> 1.194 by 1.194 inches
> 7.17 by 7.17 picas
> 7. What happens when the sign is wider or taller than the SignBank
> standard size? Make that one GIF larger to fit that unique sign, and
> don't worry about. Just use the standard size whenever possible.
> 8. Name each GIF following the SignBank standard. This is important,
> so that later, we can all coordinate our databases. The SignBank
> SignName Standard is:
> Here are examples:
> A single dash separates each section. Always put a number for the
> sign, like 01 or 02, even if you only have one sign with that name.
> That will make it easier later, if you want to add more signs with
> the same name.
> 9. Save all your GIFs inside ONE folder. Call the folder "SignWriting
> (plus your country code)". Here is an example:
> SignWriting US (USA signs)
> SignWriting DE (German signs)
> SignWriting NO (Norwegian signs)
> SignWriting CHde (Swiss-German signs)
> Your folder will be placed in the SignBank Archives folder, with
> folders from other countries.
> End, Task 2 ;-)
> P.S. Do not start adding signs into an older version of SignBank,
> since the program has changed quite a bit...so wait til Monday for
> the new download.
> Hopefully on Monday we can start Task 3, which is to download the
> newest version of SignBank, before you begin adding signs. I will
> tell you when to download. I want to finish the Navigation Languages
> in SignBank this weekend.
> Feel free to ask questions about Task 2. I would be grateful to
> anyone on the List who can help others....
> Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
> Val ;-)
> Valerie Sutton
> Sutton at SignWriting.org
> Sign Languages are
> written languages!
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