Regarding DOS Box....

Valerie Sutton Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Sep 22 17:54:28 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
September 22, 2003

Dear SW List, and Stefan!
Ingvild and I would love to have you here, discussing SignWriting, 
Stefan, and I wish everyone were here too!

I just helped Ingvild download the DOSBox program, and then I showed 
her my "quick way" of getting SignWriter DOS up and running. But I want 
to thank Jerry very very much for the wonderful instructions, which I 
will be posting Jerry knows the "long-term" way of getting it 
going, but here is a "quick way", Stefan and I hope you will try it for 

1. Be sure SignWriter DOS is inside a folder named sw.....
2. Place both the icon for the DOSbox program (or a shortcut icon) and 
the sw folder on your desktop.
3. Do not open the DosBox program. Keep it closed.
4. Drag the sw folder on top of the DosBox icon.
5. The DosBox program will open immediately with a C drive.
6. At the C drive, type sw and then press Enter.
7. SignWriter DOS will open and can be used.
8. This method is not as good as Jerry's but it works!
9. Why is it not as good? That answer will come in the next couple of 

But for right now, please try the drag and drop method, Stefan, and 
please tell us what happened...You do not have to type any backslashes 
at typing...just draging and dropping...

Val ;-)


On Monday, September 22, 2003, at 10:12 AM, Stefan Woehrmann wrote:

> Dear Valerie, Ingvild - listmembers,
> I would love to be with you learn more about some special 
> spellingquestions .... as always  - ha!
> So much to be done - as always ...
> ..thanks to Jerry Spillman I am on my way to get SW44 run under XP -
> two problems: well there is only one file in the filewindow - so you 
> have to open Windows Explorer in the background to look up the exact 
> name of a file you want to open again -
> I am not able to type the backslash     [ \ ]  within the DOSBox 
> programm 
> Still problems with my HP Printer - but that is the same with WIN98  
> therefor I print  ps files and change them to pdf and - can finally 
> make beautiful printouts -
> As soon as I feel familiar with all these settings I will post it to 
> the list ;-)
> Stefan ;-))
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: SignWriting List [mailto:SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA]Im Auftrag von 
> Valerie Sutton
> Gesendet: Montag, 22. September 2003 18:22
> Betreff: SignBank CDs shipped, plus Norwegian Sign Language and DOS...
> SignWriting List
> September 22, 2003
> Dear SW List Members:
> I have now shipped the September CDs to 15 SignWriting members. It is 
> SignBank for Everyday Use. There will be 35 people receiving the CDs 
> sooner or later!
> I am so happy to have Ingvild Roald, from Norway, here visiting me 
> this week. We will be working on editing Ingvild's new textbook on 
> SignWriting in Norwegian and Norwegian Sign Language, plus we will be 
> reviewing many questions about SignWriting etc...So lots to talk 
> about!!
> And Ingvild has her own Windows XP laptop computer with her, so we 
> will test the new DOSBOX program to see if we can run SignWriter DOS 
> from XP...
> Stefan...Did you get it to work for you?
> Val ;-)
> Valerie Sutton
> Sutton at
> 1. SignWriting Site
> Read & Write Sign Languages
> 2. SignBank Site
> Sign Language Dictionaries
> 3. SignWriting Shop
> Books, videos, CDs, software

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