techincal problem

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Jun 12 13:55:55 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
June 12, 2003

Dear Everyone, and Anne-Claude!
Let's try to solve your computer programs right now...that is the 
purpose of this to help each other with SignWriting issues...

1. You can write SignWriting by hand, so no computer is "required" to 
use SignWriting....You could start teaching SignWriting without any 
computer program at don't let computers be a barrier to 
writing SignWriting...I started by hand, and so did a lot of other 
people around the world...

2. The difference between SignWriter DOS and SignWriter Java?

SignWriter DOS is the fully-functioning program that is the 
world-standard for typing SignWriting right now.

SignWriter Java is supposed to replace SignWriter DOS in the future, 
but right now, it is an unfinished program, so you still need 
SignWriter DOS to really type documents and dictionaries.

3. What can SignWriter Java do for you right now? It can place 
SignWriting on your Macintosh immediately. It can give you good looking 
SignWriting symbols. It can convert documents and dictionaries that 
were typed with SignWriter DOS. And you can create new documents.

4. For the Macintosh to run SignWriter DOS, which is in MS-DOS, you 
will need to own another computer program, called Virtual PC.

5. For the Macintosh to run SignWriter Java, you will need to have Java 
on your Macintosh.

Val ;-)


On Thursday, June 12, 2003, at 05:21 AM, Marc Girod / Anne-Claude 
Prélaz wrote:

> Dear Valerie,
> I don't have a clue about how to install SignWriter on my MAC and I'm
> getting desperate about it! I'm not good at installing programms and
> ....  I guess I'll need some help.
> Could you first tell me if the new SWJava replaces completely
> SignWriter... do I have to have both in order to be able to type SW ?
> What do I have to do first ?? (oh my god!! I' sorry to bother you with
> such basic problems!!)
> Maybe I should ask Daniel Noelpp to give me some help installing it!!
> He's the one living the closest to my place so that might be the best
> solution..  What do you suggest??
> Hope to hear from you soon
> Take care
> Anny
> (a-claude)

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