[sw-l] Signs in living color

Stuart Thiessen sw at PASSITONSERVICES.ORG
Thu Feb 10 23:01:32 UTC 2005

That makes sense, since you have no build data on those signs. I wonder 
if it would help the editors of those dictionaries if there was a way 
to quickly identify signs that are still image-only? Then when we are 
browsing the dictionary and notice a sign that is marked as image only, 
we could edit it as we notice it?

Am I correct in assuming that you do a filename search when you prepare 
a sign listing?  If so, could you modify the sign listing script such 
that for all matching signs, it does a quick check to see if an 
equivalent build file is present?  Then it could mark signs without a 
build file with an asterisk (*) or some other symbol to indicate an 
image-only sign.  That may be helpful anyway if for example a build 
file for some reason gets deleted or something, then you'd have a way 
to know that a new build file is needed for that sign?

What do you think?


On Feb 10, 2005, at 16:44, Stephen Slevinski wrote:

> Hi Stuart,
> The short answer is yes.  Signs could be colored when pulling from the 
> dictionary.  I would only need some rules to apply.
> However, 2 dictionaries still have many signs that are images only:   
> sgn-US (ASL) and sgn-DE.  Image only signs can not be loaded into 
> SignMaker.  Neither could image only signed be colored.
> -Stephen
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> Cool!
> Could it be possible, instead of saving color to the dictionary, to 
> apply color to the sign when pulling from the dictionary? Or 
> alternatively, for teaching purposes, could it be possible to have a 
> way to assign colors to different categories of symbols (i.e., 
> handshapes, contact, face, etc.) and then it would color the sign 
> appropriately? That might be a handy tool for teachers or people 
> developing teaching materials?
> Just some thoughts.
> Stuart
>  On Feb 10, 2005, at 16:14, Stephen Slevinski wrote:
> Hi list,
> Trying to solve a problem with transparency, I found out how to color 
> symbols.
> I put this into SignMaker for international signs.  You can play 
> around and tell me what you think. 
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/sgn-WO/create.php
> Pressing the Color special command will popup a window where you can 
> pick a color for the selected symbol.
> NOTE: 
> The symbols loose their color when saving to the dictionary.  However, 
> if people find this usefull, I can update the script that saves the 
> sign to the dictionary so that the signs include color.
> -Stephen
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