PHILIPPINES SignPuddle Entries

Nana Dumitra nana.dumitra at SCHLOSSKLAUS.AT
Mon Aug 8 03:15:01 UTC 2005

Thanks, Charles, for the sympathy - it doesn't make my work go faster,
but it sure helps to know that others are in the same boat. :-)
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-sw-l at
[mailto:owner-sw-l at] On Behalf Of Charles Butler
Sent: Samstag, 06. August 2005 19:42
To: sw-l at
Subject: RE: [sw-l] PHILIPPINES SignPuddle Entries
I can also sympathize, Nana, as I have about 750 Libras signs to put in
slowly the same way.  When sign puddle first went up, they weren't being
stored in searchable files, so I'm still having to go through one by
one.  It will be done--eventually (smile).

Nana Dumitra <nana.dumitra at SCHLOSSKLAUS.AT> wrote:
Dear Val, 
Thanks for letting me know. Yes, it is a bit disappointing, but we
definitely want to be able to sort by SSS. So we will just go slowly
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-sw-l at
[mailto:owner-sw-l at] On Behalf Of Valerie Sutton
Sent: Samstag, 06. August 2005 02:50
To: sw-l at
Subject: [sw-l] PHILIPPINES SignPuddle Entries
SignWriting List
August 5, 2005
Nana Dumitra wrote:
>From the e-mail that you wrote to Hope I realized that we have kind of a
similar problem: Or files so far are also in SW DOS 4.4. Just today we
made a contract with a provider here and now (I think we can use it
starting tonight) we will have unlimited internet access. So I want to
start using the dictionary for Filipino Sign Language in SignPuddle. The
only thing that bothered me so far is that it seemed such a hassle to
enter all our signs again. Did I understand correctly that there might
be a possibility of sending you our DOS files and you could somehow put
them into our SignPuddle? If that is right, could you please tell me how
to get the dictionary files from DOS into an e-mail that I could send to
you and what else I need to do (if anything?). It would be a big help
for us if we just had to enter ! the new signs and not those that we put
into the DOS so far (there are about 440 signs). Steve and Dianne sent
us their SW Lessons in English and we started to adapt them for the
Philippines - this is really a great tool, the more we get into it the
more we are impressed at how easy it makes teaching SW and how
everything builds on something else. I think SignPuddle will also be a
big help for adapting this book, since it lets us search by symbols, is
that right?

Hello Nana!
Bravo! I am so glad you have a better internet connection! Unlimited
access is great. Do you know if you have broadband? Broadband, as you
know, is a faster connection than dial-up modem....Anyway, no matter
what, this is great news ;-)
You will not regret having better internet access. I am glad it is
available in your area...
Now, regarding transferring your DOS files. Although technically it
could be done, there is a big problem with it. Anything that is not
entered directly into SignPuddle from the beginning, cannot be sorted by
symbols, or copied, pasted, edited etc. In other words, the new
SignPuddle , with all its modern features, can only give you those new
features, if you enter the signs from the beginning, directly into
SignPuddle. So if you want to sort dictionaries by Sign-Symbol-Sequence
later, then you need to enter them one by one into SignPuddle now, I am
sorry to say...
And we have an awful mess in our ASL SignPuddle, because some of the
signs were entered from the beginning and some were pasted in as
graphics from the old DOS dictionary, and those old DOS signs cannot be
sorted or edited, so we are slowly trying to re-enter them one by one
In the long run, you will be happy not to have the old DOS signs in
there... Val ;-)
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