[sw-l] CD's

Stephen Slevinski slevinski at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri Dec 3 22:30:27 UTC 2004


Currently, there is no way to work offline and add to the online Sign Puddle

In the near future, two ways could be possible.

1) Run Sign Puddle on your local PC, then merge your local dictionary with
the online dictionary.  This would require setting up a webserver (like
apache) with PHP on your PC. I would need to upgrade Sign Puddle to be able
to merge dictionaries.  Sign Puddle can already export the dictioanry in
SWML-S.  Importing would be more complicated, but possible.

2) Wait for Sign Text to be finished.  Sign Text will be able to run locally
on your PC without setting up a webserver.  You will be able to create
several signs in Sign Text, then save the SWML-S.  Later, go online and
upload the SWML-S into Sign Puddle.  This will also require an upgrade to
Sign Puddle to be able to merge dictionaries (or SWML-S).

The first option requires some technical know-how, but can be started
immediatedly.  Merging dictionaries will be available later.

The second option is not ready.  I hope to finish Sign Text soon.  You will
be able to create simple documents with Sign Text.  It will feature lanes
and minimal editing.


 -----Original Message-----
From: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
[mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu]On Behalf Of Anne-Claude Prélaz
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 4:28 PM
To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
Subject: Re: [sw-l] CD's

  in your last message you said Firefox is about the same than Safari which
is the one I use!
  so I guess I'll just have to keep on doing the way I do... but I'd like to

  Is there any possibility to work offline (I'm working on a Mac Os X)...
because it's a lot of money to stay connected all the time!! I've seen the
document about installing the programm for Windows users... _>_ is there
anything like that for Mac users ??

  Thanks for letting me know!

  Le 2 déc. 04, à 17:01, Valerie Sutton a écrit :

    SignWriting List
    December 2, 2004

    Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod wrote:

      I would also be interested... I've got relatively slow connection...
so if I could work offline it would be much better! I know if it's possible
to work offline but would like to be sure it's then possible to add the
signs online!

    Try downloading the new Firefox web browser, and use SignMaker on

    Download Firefox

    It will be faster than Internet Explorer, no matter what your connection

    Val ;-)

    Valerie Sutton
    Sutton at SignWriting.org

    1. SignWritingSite
    Read & Write Sign Languages

    2. SignBankSite
    Sign Language Dictionaries
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