AW: SignWriter MAC 5.0 Posted on Web!

Stefan Woehrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Sun Jun 1 21:35:42 UTC 2003

Excuse me Bill - to bother you with a question that might be silly ;-((

when I downloaded and unzipped the MAC - Files  I could not open the .jar
file -

My computer asked for a program ...

mh  maybe that I have to download first a " java.sun .... ?? program "

Following your link I found the website - with many different download
options  -

1) I think that I can get the program as "freeware " ???
2) I run Windows 98  and Windows XP  on different Computers - can you please
tell me, which download would be the best - or do I different ..

It takes more than half an hour  to download the program ??

OK - YOU know that I am sooooooooooo  eager to check out wether I can
convert SW44 files - even single pages - page by page ;.-)

Thanks for your support in before

Stefan ;-))

-----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
Von: SignWriting List [mailto:SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA]Im Auftrag von
Bill Reese
Gesendet: Sonntag, 1. Juni 2003 17:19
Betreff: Re: SignWriter MAC 5.0 Posted on Web!

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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