sw 4 not working with new computer

Valerie Sutton Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Jun 3 13:41:42 UTC 2002

SignWriting List
June 3, 2002

Dear SW List, and Ingvild!
Welcome back, Ingvild....you have been missed and I often think about
you! Thanks for your message below. I am so glad to know that you are
working with SignWriting as a part of your research in Norway.

SignWriter 4.4 in DOS works best on Windows 95, 98 or ME. It does NOT
work on Windows 2000, NT or XP. You are right....it freezes the

So yes....get Windows 98 for your research. That is wise. The only
other choice is to use DOS emulation software, such as Virtual PC for
Windows. It is better to use Windows 95, 98 or ME.

In September 2002 I hope to bring out SignBank 2002. It works on all
versions of Windows and Macintoshes. It is best that you purchase
FileMaker Pro 5.5 to make SignBank 2002 run smoothly and quickly. But
SignBank is not a way to "type directly in SignWriting". Typing will
still be done in SignWriter DOS, until around 2004, when I hope to
get SignWriter to work inside SignBank.

Thanks for writing, Ingvild, and good luck with your research!  Val ;-)


On June 3, Ingvild Roald in Norway wrote:
>>I've been off the list for a long time because the server has been
>>down too many times and things have happened  ....But now I'm
>>installed in my new office, and given a brand new computer which
>>uses Windows 2000 NT. I've installed the program on my computer at
>>home, that one still uses Windows 95, and everything works
>>beatifully. But here, where I am supposed to do my research by
>>using SW, the program stalls. I get it installed, switch to DOS,
>>and go to sw. I get the initial page, but then the program does not
>>react to the ALT-key, and freezes. I told the computer people here,
>>so if nothing can be done, I can switch back to a computer of the
>>-98 version. But if there is something I can do to make it work, I
>>would appreciate it ...And besides, I'm glad to be back...

>Ingvild Roald, Dr. philos / lektor
>Vestlandet Resource Centre
>For Deaf Education
>National Support System for Special Education
>POB 6039 Bergen Postterminal
>N-5892 BERGEN
>ingvild.roald at statped.no

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