SignWriter and XP.
ilka at SCHAEFKE.NET
Fri May 31 06:44:35 UTC 2002
Dear Jerry, Stuart, Val and list,
it is just as Stuart and Jerry described, no key combination tried so far
ist working... I´ll try Jerry´s idea, though, maybe my computer lets
himself be tricked into cooperation! Stuart, if XP does act differently
because of the operating system layer between hard- and software, why is my
other DOS-program (another linguistic program called COPROF, but since it is
from Germany you probably don´t know it) running?
As for my dissertation, i´m right now trying to analyse 720 Texts from deaf,
hard-of-hearing and hearing students in 3rd, 6th and 9th grade to compare
their writing style. We are still a bit backwards in Germany so that no one
really paid much attention to how these students write. I am still searching
for a good idea how to compare the contents, though, because i can see that
there are a couple of texts that are just ingenious, but the formal usage of
German is still pretty bad. Does anyone have an idea how to compare 700
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart Thiessen" <smt_sw at HOTMAIL.COM>
To: <SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA>
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 6:12 AM
Subject: Re: For Ilka in Germany...
> Maybe I am misunderstanding Ilka, but it seems maybe she is able to open
> another DOS program but is wondering why SignWriter won't work.
> If that is the case, I may have an idea why. I think the SignWriter
> is designed to write directly to the video card to display the signs
> In the DOS days, writing directly to the hardware was better for speed
> to depend on your programming language's video routines. However, since
> Windows NT, Microsoft has put a operating system layer between the
> and any programs. That prevents the kind of behavior that DOS used to
> allow. So, the point of all this simply is this: If XP prevents DOS
> (or any program from accessing the hardware (video or otherwise)), then
> SignWriter probably won't work on those machines. That is my guess.
> Just a thought.
> Stuart Thiessen
> Des Moines, IA
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> To: <SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA>
> Sent: Thursday, 30 May 2002 20:32
> Subject: For Ilka in Germany...
> SignWriting List
> May 30, 2002
> >Ilka Sch Ê~ ke from Hamburg, Germany:
> >I downloaded the programm, but it refuses to do anything while open
> >and i can ±² get it to close again, either. I do have another
> >programm running dos-based, though, so i wonder what the problem
> >might be. Is there anyone with a hint what i could try next?
> Hello Everyone, and Ilka -
> I thought about your message, Ilke, and I wonder.... You were able to
> open the SignWriter program, while in Windows XP, and the program was
> there on the screen, looking ok? If that is the case, this means that
> Windows XP can open SignWriter...and perhaps it is not XP that is the
> issue at all...
> Since SignWriter DOS does not use a mouse, you have to use your
> keyboard to move around....Combine the Alt Key with the first letter
> of the command-word. For example, in the English version, Alt-O is
> "Open a File". Alt-Q is "Quit SignWriter".
> So in your German version, you use the Alt key plus the first letter
> of the German words...You will find the words at the bottom of your
> screen. You should be able to leave the program that way.
> There are also instruction documents on the web:
> SignWriter DOS Instruction
> If you do get SignWriter to work with Windows XP, please tell us!
> Val ;-)
> Valerie Sutton
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