Query on Sign Documents
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Aug 29 15:02:30 UTC 2005
August 29, 2005
Charles Butler wrote:
> Can one yet make a sign document on the Web, and save it as a true
> document, so that it can be searched for signs, like a word
> processor? Right now, we are still limited to signs with word-to-
> word translation.
Hello Charles and Everyone!
Thanks for this question. Someday I hope there will be software that
is specifically designed to give us full documents while working with
SignPuddle dictionaries on the web...I know that Steve has this in a
To-Do list ..Right now, with the features we alerady have in
SignPuddle 1.0, we can do documents that are searchable by equivalent
word-glosses...Here are three ways to do that...
1. Use SignText, which cannot access signs already entered into other
SignPuddles, but if you are willing to create all of the signs from
scratch, you can save your whole document in SWML and I believe it is
then searchable...is that right Steve?
2. Use the Translate program, or the SignMail program, and save the
word-glosses you used to create the document in a separate text-file,
so that later you can search on those specific word-glosses by
referring to your text-file...
3. Or later this Fall, private SignPuddles, in the new SignPuddle
2.0, will be available for anyone who wishes to sign-up for the
SignPuddle Web Services
You will be able to upload video with each sign entry, plus these new
SignPuddle 2.0 web areas will be more searchable...by sign-symbols as
well as by more sophisticated word-searches. The new SignPuddles will
also support Unicode for spoken languages...
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