[sw-l] CD's

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sat Dec 4 15:56:31 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
December 4, 2004

Thank you, Stephen, for explaining this.

Anny, we are not ready to create a program that runs on your desktop 
that is easy to setup. There is a way, as Stephen explains, if you know 
how to use Apache on the Mac, but I do not know how to do that 
myself...Perhaps in 2005! I need to complete some technical work on the 
IMWA first, before we want to focus on making a standalone program...

In the meantime, be sure to use Firefox or Safari as your web browser 
when using SignMaker on the web.

Are there schools or organizations in your area that have a fast 
connection to the internet? Maybe they would let you use their 
computer, to save you money...

No other solutions at the moment...If anyone knows of any, please tell 

Val ;-)


On Dec 3, 2004, at 2:30 PM, Stephen Slevinski wrote:

> List,
> Currently, there is no way to work offline and add to the online Sign 
> Puddle dictionaries.
> 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.
> -Stephen
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu 
> [mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu]On Behalf Of Anne-Claude 
> Prélaz Girod
> Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 4:28 PM
> To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> Subject: Re: [sw-l] CD's
> Valerie
> 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 know:
> 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!
> Anny
> 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 
> FireFox:
> Download Firefox
> http://www.mozilla.org/
> It will be faster than Internet Explorer, no matter what your 
> connection speed...
> Val ;-)
> Valerie Sutton
> Sutton at SignWriting.org
> 1. SignWritingSite
> http://www.SignWriting.org
> Read & Write Sign Languages
> 2. SignBankSite
> http://www.SignBank.org
> Sign Language Dictionaries
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