Bug...ASL Dictionary Windows refuses to resize....

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Jun 2 13:48:02 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
June 2, 2003

Dear Philippe and Everyone -
I am answering this tech support question to the List because I know
others will find the same problem in SignWriter Java. For reasons
unknown to me, as soon as Java 1.4.1 was released, a lot of the
previous problems in SignWriter Java went away...but several new
problems started too...and this is one of the new problems that Java
1.4.1 seemed to create...

When you open the dictionary, the dictionary window is supposed to be
fairly small, with buttons on the bottom of the dictionary window, for
Insert, Cancel, Next, Previous and Lookup. With all other dictionaries,
such as the Norwegian dictionary, those buttons show up fine, but the
ASL dictionary has a problem...the dictionary window extends off the
screen, and the buttons are hidden from view, and it refuses to let you
resize the dictionary window so you can see the buttons...so the window
resizing has a bug in it related to the ASL dictionary only - can you

For now, when using the ASL dictionary, you will have to use keystrokes
instead of those buttons...If you want to insert a sign from the
dictionary into your document, then tap the Enter Key once or twice and
it will insert....sometimes you will have to do it twice...for Next and
Previous, use the PageUp and PageDown keys. For Lookup, type the word
in the dictionary and press return or enter and that will look the sign
up for you. So you can do everything without the buttons for now, until
the bug can be fixed!

Val ;-)


On Monday, June 2, 2003, at 05:30 AM, Philippe Gallant wrote:

> Valerie,
> I did download again and use the new version.  I played a little then
> I noticed at the dictionary, when I type a word and I see signwriting
> symbol but I dont see the buttons on the bottom because the window
> went way below of my window.  I am using MAC 10.2.6.
> Thank you,
> Philip
> On Sunday, June 1, 2003, at 08:29  AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>> Dear Stuart and Phillipe -
>> An updated version of SignWriter 5.0 for the Macintosh is now
>> available for download....
>> Download SignWriter MAC
>> http://signwriting.org/forums/software/sw50/
>> I know you already downloaded it, but you will need to start again
>> and download again...This is a better version now. Plus there is a
>> manual, with instructions. I would LOVE your feedback!
>> Val ;-)
> Philippe Gallant

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