[sw-l] Reading Diacritics in SignMail program...

Stuart Thiessen sw at PASSITONSERVICES.ORG
Thu Jan 27 18:36:31 UTC 2005

Unless Steven has changed how he stores the signs, I believe it is
related to the way the webserver stores the files. As I understand it,
each sign is actually a file on the webserver. There can be some
strange things that happen when file names include diacritics or
non-Roman script names if the webserver's operating system is not
expecting it or something. I could be wrong. But if no diacritics work,
then that should be fine. Eventually, I suppose the signs could be
stored in a database where that would not be as much of an issue. But
that is probably Sign Puddle 3.0 <grin>.


On Jan 27, 2005, at 12:09, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> January 27, 2005
> Lucyna Dlugolecka wrote:
>> Yes, that's true. I can save the diacritics and the translation box
>> does even recognize them, only the e-mail box does not. But now I
>> don't use the diacritics. Although we can type them as usually as we
>> write them with a pen, many people don't use them in e-mails; being
>> too lazy to :-/. A text written without diacritics is understandable
>> althgouh some words may be misunderstood, especially by a person who
>> is not fluent in Polish.
> That is interesting, Lucy...OK. If other Polish people write their
> Polish email without diacritics, I think for now, we should not try to
> update the SignMail program in SignPuddle...But I appreciate it, that
> you informed us...I bet it is also true in the Sign Translate program
> on SignPuddle? Try it for us...Click on the Translate icon and you
> will find a similar program to the SignMail program...if it is also
> true on the Translate program, then it is connected to the way the
> programs access the glosses you have typed...Maybe someday they can
> become sophisticated enough to read diacritics as well...But we are
> overloaded with work right now...
> I hope you enjoy using SignWriting on the web! Thank you for bringing
> Polish Sign Language to our visitors!
> Val ;-)

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