[sw-l] Updating SWML-S for wiki publishing

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Dec 20 19:08:21 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
December 20, 2004

You are right of course! The Punctuation is centering on Mac Safari and
Mac Internet Explorer, but not Firefox - ha!

Sorry for all that unnecessary instruction...Val ;-)


On Dec 20, 2004, at 10:44 AM, Stephen Slevinski wrote:

> Hi Val,
> Browser problem again.  It works in IE, but not Firefox.  As I update
> SWML-S, SignText, and Oculog.net... it will work properly.
> While the page is not perfect, it is a proof of concept.  It is
> possible to
> create SWML with SignText and then paste the code onto Oculog.net.  It
> is a
> little cumbersome, but getting easier.
> With SignText and Oculog.net, it will be possible to create a
> SignWriting
> document and post that document online without having to install any
> special
> software or have a personal webpage.
> -Stephen
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> [mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu]On Behalf Of Valerie Sutton
> Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 12:27 PM
> To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> Subject: Re: [sw-l] Updating SWML-S for wiki publishing
> SignWriting List
> December 20, 2004
> Stephen Slevinski wrote:
>> I am update SWML-S.  Feedback requested.
> Dear SW List and Stephen!
> What a priviledge, to be able to discuss creating documents in vertical
> columns! This is something we have been waiting for, for soooo long!
> smile....
> There are actually two important elements that help the reader read
> correctly, when looking at a vertical column of SignWriting. One is the
> placement of the head/facial circle. That helps establish the center of
> the vertical column.
> But there is a second factor too. And it is the stable factor. The
> Punctuation Symbols, which are horizontal, are always placed in the
> center of the vertical column, no matter whether signs are to the left
> or right of center...So the Punctuation Symbols establish "the center"
> too...they remain stable no matter what happens to the head/facial
> circle...
> I am sorry if I did not explain this properly before...Your work,
> Stephen, is helping all of us learn to teach vertical writing...
> Please see the attached example. The writing at the top is taken from
> an old document which I prepared myself, not in SignText, but long ago,
> I placed the signs one by one in columns inside Photoshop! Notice how
> the Punctuation Symbols are establishing the center of each column.
> Then below that, are the columns (at the moment) in SignText...can you
> see how the Punctuation Symbols need to be moved to the center?...I
> hope this is not a huge programming job for you, Stephen...
> Thanks for doing so much!  Val ;-)

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