SignWriting on OmegaWiki ;-)

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Sun Apr 29 16:34:03 UTC 2007

SignWriting List
April 29, 2007

On Apr 29, 2007, at 9:12 AM, Steve Slevinski wrote:

> Hi Val,
> This would be an easy extension for any website.  Upload a zip file  
> of the column images or download a zip file.  We'd need a server  
> side and the AJAX viewer.  We could create add-ons for OmegaWiki,  
> using a copyright compliant license.  We could also make the viewer  
> a free download for other websites to help promote the use of  
> SignWriting.
> Write in SignPuddle, export the columns as a zip.  Upload the zip  
> file to the website.  We could also include the SWML in the zip.   
> Very easy to use for now and for later when the SWML is used directly.
> I'm rewriting SWML into STML for the new SignText.  It will include  
> PDFs as well.  Does any have the software list for splitting and  
> combining PDFs.  The Mac and the PC are both unique.
> Regards,
> -Steve


Hi Steve!
This sounds amazing and I look forward to Gerard's communication  
about this...

It will be a real boon for Sign Languages around the world to have  
these features to use quickly on other web sites...thank you, Steve!

Regarding the question about splitting and combining PDFs...obviously  
the best solution someday, is to have the actual document inside  
SignText, export with page breaks, so that the page breaks are a part  
of the PDF created from the beginning...the SignText PDF should  
someday be able to create multiple-paged-PDFs from the start,  
eliminating the need for combining PDFs...

Until that day comes, the best program to use, which is for both Mac  
and PC, is the Adobe Acrobat Professional program, which is the way  
most people edit and combine PDFs. In Acrobat Professional you can do  
so much...including changing actual text and graphics, and you can  
insert, delete, replace pages in a variety of formats and so forth...

As far as free programs that do that...there are hundreds it seems...

and there are source code for some of these programs free on the web...

For example...

here is the source code for one of them on the Macintosh:

and here is one on the PC:

Val ;-)

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