[sw-l] Sign Puddle: single language version of PUDL's dictionary

Valerie Sutton sutton at signwriting.org
Tue Jul 20 20:46:24 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
July 20, 2004

Wow. Thanks for telling us you need Apache and a PHP webserver. I had 
no idea! Well...that might not be so easy for everyone, but it just 
happens that recently I setup an Apache webserver using Tomcat and 
Filemaker on a computer in my home...so I believe I could use the same 
computer to learn how to create a PHP webserver....Along with 1000 
other things to do each day! So I will definitely try to learn how to 
do this, Stephen....Please do not throw any of your work out....Can you 
give me a day or two? I wanted to finish Group 01-06 of the IMWA...If I 
can get that posted, then I can try to learn about PHP.  Is there 
anyone on the List who knows about PHP?

Val ;-)

On Jul 20, 2004, at 3:55 PM, Stephen Slevinski wrote:

> Hi Val,
> -------
> Preface
> -------
> Depending on your system, understanding and luck; you can get Sign 
> Puddle up
> and running in about 1/2 hour. If everything works right, you download 
> a
> webserver and PHP, follow the configure instructions, and you're ready 
> to
> go.  However, if you run into problems you may need to trouble shoot 
> your
> system.  Be aware that you may need to read detailed instructions, move
> files around, and edit text files.
> -----------------------------
> Step One - Webserver with PHP
> -----------------------------
> The first thing that you need is a webserver configured to use the PHP 
> 4
> programming language.  I suggest the Apache webserver.  You can also 
> use
> PWS - Personal Web Server from Microsoft.
> You can download the Apache and PHP packages for free from their 
> respective
> sites.  PHP includes detailed instructions on how to work with Apache.
> www.apache.org and www.php.net
> If you are running Mac OS X, you should have Apache installed.  
> Configuring
> PHP is explained at http://www.entropy.ch/software/macosx/php/
> If you have any problems you can do a web search on "install configure 
> php
> apache".
> Once you have a webserver working with PHP, you are ready to run the 
> Sign
> Puddle code.
> -------------------------------
> Step Two - The Sign Puddle code
> -------------------------------
> The Sign Puddle code is only 28k.  This code can work without 
> downloading
> the dictionary images or the sss images.
> Copy and paste the Sign Puddle code into the webserver document root 
> (Ex:
> .../apache/htdocs/)
> You will need to update the third line of code in the "global.php" 
> file.
> The line in the code will be...
> $dict = "/usr/www/users/slevin/oculog/puddle/dict";
> If you are installing on Windows, you may need to change the line to
> something like:
> $dict = "c:\Program files\apache\htdocs\puddle\dict";
> And that's it.  Start the webserver and point a browser to
> http://localhost/puddle
> -----------------------------------------------
> Step Three - Creating sign with point and click
> -----------------------------------------------
> If you want to be able to use Sign Puddle to create signs you will 
> need to
> install a directory containing SSS image gif files.
> You can download SSS-US and copy into the puddle folder.  Unzip the 
> file.
> Delete the puddle\sss folder.  Rename puddle\SSS-US to puddle\sss.
> You can also use any other SSS as long as the images are set as 
> transparent.
> --------------------------------
> Step Four - Pasting a dictionary
> --------------------------------
> You can start with an empty dictionary.  You can paste a dictionary
> directly.  Download the ASL dictionary and copy into the puddle\dict 
> folder.
> Unzip the file.  Delete the puddle\dict\sl folder.  Rename 
> puddle\dict\asl
> to puddle\dict\sl.
> That's about it.  If you're up to the challenge, go for it.  If you 
> have any
> problems let me know.
> Good luck,
> -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: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 11:16 AM
> To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> Subject: Re: [sw-l] Sign Puddle: single language version of PUDL's
> dictionary
> SignWriting List
> July 20, 2004
>> Stephen Slevinski wrote:
>>> The PHP 4 code is available for download at http://www.oculog.net....
> Hello Everyone and Stephen!
> I have now downloaded the source code that Stephen placed on the web
> for us....Then I unzipped all the files, and here is a graphic of what
> I now have on my desktop. You can see there are three folders:
> 1. asl (signs written in SignWriting)
> 2. puddle (source code)
> 3. SSS-US (SignWriting symbols)
> So now, let me guess, Stephen. Do I move the SSS-US folder contents
> into the folder you have in the puddle folder called sss?  Give me
> instructions as to what I should do next?...smile....Val ;-)
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