SignWriter MAC 5.0 Posted on Web!

Bill Reese wreese01 at TAMPABAY.RR.COM
Sun Jun 1 15:18:38 UTC 2003

Signwriter 5.0 works in Win 98SE on my machine.  I updated to Java 1.4.1
JRE first.

Afterwards, I just clicked on the Mac X version of signwriter.jar in
explorer.  I was able to type symbols, words, and fingerspelling.  I was
able to access the dictionary and paste from that into my document.
 Like Angus, when printing, there are no margins.  Also, the beginning
of all lines (the left portion) was clipped.  It appeared to line up the
document on the right side of the page and clip the left side if it
didn't fit. I opened snowwhite-US.sgn and attempted to print it.  It got
hung up after printing the first page.  The page wouldn't release from
my printer.  Inspection of the printout revealed that my printer was
attempting to print past the bottom of the page.  Since that isn't
possible, it hung up.

It's still neat!  :-)


Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> On Sunday, June 1, 2003, at 06:57 AM, Angus B. Grieve-Smith wrote:
>> It works for me under Windows XP with the Java Runtime Environment
>> version 1.4.1. If this is really ready for prime time, I'd suggest
>> posting an
>> announcement on Slashdot (  I'd tell your web
>> hosting people first, though, because the "Slashdot effect" brings
>> thousands of visitors to your site and can often overwhelm web servers.
> Hello Angus -
> First, thanks sooo much for testing it in Windows XP. I am stunned and
> happy that it opened! I had no idea, since it didn't open in Windows
> 98...
> This means that what I called "SignWriter MAC OS X" is opening in
> Windows XP and 2000...pah! We have "SignWriter WIN XP"....
> But, I assure you, it is NOT ready for prime time! If we could get it
> to print, I would feel differently - So thanks for the suggestion about
> Slashdot but the last thing we need right now is thousands of
> visitors...someday...but not now!
> Val ;-)

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