Imrpoved Search for PUDL's Open Dictionary

Stephen Slevinski slevin at PUDL.INFO
Wed Mar 10 17:19:58 UTC 2004

I've thought about making the dictionary available for multiple sign
languages but decided against it.  First, the mission of PUDL is to support
deaf literacy in Pittsburgh, who use ASL.  Second, the space requirements
could get very large and expensive.

-Stephen Slevinski

-----Original Message-----
From: SignWriting List [mailto:SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA]On Behalf Of
Stuart Thiessen
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 5:48 AM
Subject: Re: Imrpoved Search for PUDL's Open Dictionary

Why not simply put a field for sign language and then signs can be
naturally segregated by sign language? Then the user can choose which
sign language they are looking at for the signs.



On Mar 10, 2004, at 9:22 AM, Stephen Slevinski wrote:

> Hi Val,
> I have changed the search page so that it displays the entire
> dictionary
> when the page is first loaded.  I think this may clear up the
> confusion.
> I have also added credit to SignWriter Java and SignBank for the
> existing
> signs.  I was able to link to SW Java and SignBank in the source field.
> Works well I think.
> sign=attention&search=a&type=star
> t
> Three signs have been added to the dictionary by other people.
> 2 from the Deaf Pagan Network: witch and Goddess.
> 1 from "Porto Alegre, Rio Grande de Sul, Associacao Surdo de Pelotas":
> mundo.  However, I will probably delete mundo.  It's great that
> someone is
> willing to add to the dictionary.  But this is an ASL only dictionary.
> I think I will need to set up some type of voting system for people to
> comment on new and existing signs.
> -Stephen Slevinski
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