ASL Numbers for SignWriting Playing Cards
slevin at PUDL.INFO
Fri Mar 5 20:35:09 UTC 2004
While SignWriter and the dictionaries do have the numbers, I will need make
9 additional signs, because each number has 4 orientations (suits): palm
towards, away, side, and down. I guess this would be a great time to try my
skill with SignWriter Dos.
My dictionary is just a folder with gif images. www.pudl.info/dict The
only searching I have is from a pull down list. www.pudl.info/dict.php
The English to ASL translator uses a scripting language (PHP) to replace
each English word with the image file name. www.pudl.info/trans.php An
example would be "read and write sign" becomes "/dict/read.gif /dict/and.gif
/dict/write.gif /dict/sign.gif". As long as the gif exists, the image will
On my site I try to use a lot of SignWriting. I use a function to directly
convert the English words into images. For Black Jack Run, I use the words
"black J 21". See www.pudl.info/games/bjr If I want to change the
SignWriting, I only need to change the words I use, or the SignWriting
images. It makes the programming much easier.
I plan on opening up my dictionary and allowing anyone to add SignWriting
images. This may be dangerous, but I will keep an eye on what happens.
After the dictionary becomes larger, I would like to assign rights and
privileges to individual users.
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