[sw-l] left-handed or right-handed?

Stephen Slevinski slevinski at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Dec 7 19:09:39 UTC 2004


You have the choice between sss-1999 and sss-2004. I do not know of anyone
using sss-2002.

As of yet, there does not exist a conversion between sss-1999 and sss-2004.
So your choice might be made based on who you want to be compatible with. If
you choose sss-1999, you will be able to work with SignWriter Java and
SW-Edit. If you choose sss-2004, you will be able to work with SignPuddle,
SignText, and SignBank.

SignPuddle uses the complete IMWA.  When I downloaded the IMWA, I converted
all of the symbols to black & transparent.  You can access this symbolset in
gif or png format.
http://signbank.org/signpuddle/downloads/SSS-2004-gif.zip  7.3M
http://signbank.org/signpuddle/downloads/SSS-2004-png.zip  9.8M

Using the entire IMWA can be overwhelming.  I created a cheat sheet for
SignMaker.  View the file: http://signbank.org/signpuddle/sgn-US/keyIMWA.js.
This file analyzes the IMWA and creates a 4 dimensional array in Javascript.
This array made working with the IMWA much easier.  If you look at the file,
you will notice that I did not include the rotation in the array.  I did
this to reduce the size of the file from over 1MB to just under 14k.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
[mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu]On Behalf Of Valerie Sutton
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 12:54 PM
To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
Subject: Re: [sw-l] left-handed or right-handed?

SignWriting List
December 7, 2004

Sandy Fleming wrote:
> How do I obtain a symbol set? I downloaded the IMWA some time ago but
> it's
> huge. Since SW-Edit downloads quite quickly it's obviously not using
> the
> full IMWA. Stephen's symbol set on Sign Puddle also seems relatively
> small.

SW-Edit does not use the IMWA, but Stephen's SignPuddle definitely
does! And when I complete the updates for a bigger IMWA, I will be
giving them to Stephen, and he has kindly promised to incorporate them
into SignPuddle too...

So downloading a lot of GIFs is a lot, all by themselves, but the
software SignPuddle has been designed to make it easy for you to use
the whole IMWA symbolset in SignMaker online...

Meanwhile, if you want to use smaller symbolsets, they are all online
for you to download. Go to:


Download the SSS-1999 ...It is a smaller symbolset. I believe SW-Edit
uses 1999...as does SignWriter Java...

Val ;-)

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