SignWriter MAC 5.0 Posted on Web!

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Jun 1 15:37:43 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
June 1, 2003

You guys have made my day! Meanwhile, what used to print on my Mac is
no longer printing AT ALL - so you can see that I am right - the
printing is too sporadic and changable to be clean enough for a mass
release - it must be solved first. And I can see that it is the new
release of Java 1.4.1 that is making the difference in other ways...SO
WONDERFUL TO KNOW IT WORKS IN WINDOWS 98! Thanks for telling me this,
Bill - so it is best to say that is works in Java 1.4.1 or higher

Also - something weird related to preferences - I created a certain
look - I chose Menus in Words and Signs and I chose red for the Menus
as you can see in the PDF manual - I then zipped that and uploaded it
to the web - But when I downloaded that onto another older Mac here in
my office, I found that all the preferences were neutral - the menus
were only in signs and the color was grey - so the preferences did not
hold, when uploading and now I understand better why
Daniel couldn't read the menus!

So if you look in the manual, go to preferences and change it to "Menus
in Signs and Words", and change the color of the menus, or the paper
background, or the symbols to anything you want! you can have orange
SignWriting symbols and purple menus if you want - ha!

VAL ;-)


On Sunday, June 1, 2003, at 08:18 AM, Bill Reese wrote:

> Val,
> Signwriter 5.0 works in Win 98SE on my machine.  I updated to Java
> 1.4.1
> JRE first.
> Display?BundleId=8227&Referer=
> download.html
> 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!  :-)
> Bill
> 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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