SignBank 2002 Instruction, Task 2
stefanwoehrmann at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 4 21:08:59 UTC 2002
7. What happens when the sign is opposite of wider or taller than
The reason for my question is the following - working with my graphic
program (Adobe Photoshop) I do the following
1) make a screenshot from SW 4.4 screen
2) open a new file in Photoshop (size like screenshot)
3) run a routine in order to get a file with transparent background and
black signs (see attached gif)
4) select a single sign
and now - because of the transparent background you get the smallest size
that is possible. ;-))
Sometimes smaller than 86 by 86 pixels
So just in order not to waste my time and energy -- Am I correct that - if
the size of the gif is smaller - we will not get in trouble neither ??
same answer ??
Make that one GIF smaller to fit that unique sign, and
don't worry about. Just use the standard size whenever possible.
----- 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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> SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA
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