Query on Sign Documents

Steve Slevinski slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Mon Aug 29 17:29:37 UTC 2005

Hi Charles,

I do not know of any true sign documents on the web at this time.  I 
believe the best way to accomplish this would use XML to store the data 
and XLT to display the data.  A while back, someone posted an XLT for 
SWML-S 1.0.  It worked in Firefox, but I think that's about it.

I believe we have two problems that need to be addressed.  The first 
problem is displaying the signs in the browsers.  This will probably 
require plug-in development.  The second problem is sign matching.  I 
believe a few papers have been written on this topic.  It is not trivial.

for what it's worth,

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.
> Charles
> */Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org>/* wrote:
>     SignWriting List
>     August 27, 2005
>     The SignMail program in SignPuddle (that let's us send email in
>     SignWriting), can be used as a document-creating program too. For
>     example, Nana from the Philippines sent the Filipino song as an
>     email. Then I created a screen capture from the email and posted
>     the screen-capture on the web:
>>     http://www.signwriting.org/philippines/philippines03.html
>     You can also do this with the Translate program in SignPuddle.
>     Take a screen capture once the translation is done, and that
>     screen capture can become the document...
>     One of many ways to use SignPuddle!
>     Thank you, Steve, for all these features...
>     SignPuddle
>     http://www.SignBank.org/signpuddle
>     <http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle>
>     Val ;-)

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