[sw-l] Building Dictionaries

Sandy Fleming sandy at FLEIMIN.DEMON.CO.UK
Tue Jan 25 08:27:58 UTC 2005

Hi All!

Sorry about radio silence - I'm actually spending a lot of time at the
moment writing a proof-of-concept programme for a SW keyboarding system
based on the ideas we discussed before Christmas. I should have something to
show for it in a week or two!

Anyway, I've been following the discussion about "international" signs
within the Puddle dictionaries. I was wondering if it wouldn't be better to
have a separate dictionary for international place-name signs rather than
being placed in the dictionaries of the individual languages?

We could call this dictionary an "Atlas", perhaps.


    o    we'd have an international Atlas where people could look when they
need a sign for a place that they don't have in their own SL;

    o    we'd avoid clutter in the SL dictionaries;

    o    we'd (if we wanted to) avoid having a place name repeated over and
over in different dictionaries;

    o    we'd know a sign was considered international, and not necessarily
belonging to the sign languages of individual dictionaries;

and maybe others!

Each of us, when putting a place name in their own dictionary, could make a
copy of it in the international dictionary too.

Maybe better would be if it were one person's project (or a group of
people), and they have the task of monitoring the dictionaries for new place
names and making a copy of them in the Atlas.

What do you think?


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