SignPuddle glitch in Firefox
Kimberley A. Shaw
kshaw at WELLESLEY.EDU
Sun Jun 26 19:27:28 UTC 2005
this is driving me nuts, too! (as well as holding up production of my
Stokoe index) :-(
Any good way to work around it?
Kim from Boston
sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 6:00 PM -0500
>I have found a bizarre little glitch.
>If I'm in IE, I can open a window in SignPuddle, save
>the graphic, and then go directly to a yahoo email,
>and drop that graphic into the yahoo email or into a
>MS Word document, but if I go to Firefox, I can do
>neither without saving the graphic onto my hard drive
>and then importing it. IE makes SignPuddle work as
>drag-and-drop in both Yahoo and Word, but not in
>Any clue as to what is happening?
>--- Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org> wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> June 23, 2005
>> > Harmonalbert at AOL.COM wrote:
>> > Do you have a downloadable version of your Sign
>> Maker program?? I
>> > downloaded a copy of your Signwriting program, but
>> it doesn't work
>> > to create signs, it works only to copy signs from
>> the dictionary
>> > into a document.
>> Val answers:
>> Hello Jerry!
>> If you go to our downloads page:
>> SignWriting Downloads
>> you will find a lot of programs! SignWriter DOS,
>> Java, Tiger and
>> Python are all typing programs for complete
>> documents typed in
>> SignWriting...SignBank is a dictionary database with
>> the SymbolBank
>> database there too...SW Edit is not my program. It
>> was developed in
>> Brazil...but you can download it from that web
>> page....so there are
>> many to choose from!
>> SignMaker is a part of SignPuddle, and is a
>> web-based program
>> developed by Steve Slevinski...So Steve?...If you
>> have anything that
>> is downloadable I will be happy to link to it, in
>> our downloads web
>> But Jerry, I believe at this time, SignMaker is only
>> for the
>> web...And your description of the program above, in
>> your question,
>> must be referring to SignBank? have you tried
>> SignWriter? It is the
>> best for really typing SignWriting and is used all
>> over the world...
>> > I found one thing that does seem to work like your
>> sign maker BUT,
>> > I don't speak Spanish. it is your SW-Edit program.
>> also, that SW
>> > program could use more handshapes (unless I don't
>> know how to get
>> > to them all). Could you ask the programmer to
>> translate the
>> > commands into English, or send me the translations
>> in an E-mail so
>> > that I can work with the program???
>> SW Edit is in Portuguese, from Brazil. And it is not
>> being further
>> developed, so there is no programmer to turn to.
>> However, I believe
>> there is a way to switch to English in the
>> program...I will check
>> > Even though I am in college to learn interpreting,
>> I do plan to
>> > learn what signs you need in your puddle and
>> contribute some
>> > whenever I can. BUT, it would be easier for me if
>> I could work off-
>> > line then send my feeble efforts to the sign
>> puddle.(only one phone
>> > line, and my wife likes to have access).
>> Right. SignPuddle really needs broadband. So if you
>> ever get
>> broadband you will have a better experience.
>> > Also, how do you incorporate "mouth morphemes"
>> (CHA, PO, PAH,
>> > etc.) into your signwriting system??
>> > All told(according to a videotape I have on the
>> subject) there are
>> > 54 of these morphemes and some of them require the
>> tongue to move
>> > rapidly either up&down or L&R in order to get
>> the proper meaning.
>> This is a different subject and I can answer that
>> later today...
>> > Lastly, I have Internet explorer on my machine,
>> BUT, I also have
>> > Firefox as an alternate browser. Would this create
>> a problem? I
>> > have noticed that when I try to get onto your Sign
>> Maker program to
>> > practice a little bit, I can't get on.
>> It is best that you use Firefox. It is faster and
>> SignPuddle was
>> designed for Firefox...
>> Thanks for your interest and questions, Jerry!
>> Val ;-)
>> Valerie Sutton
>> Sutton at SignWriting.org
>> 1. SignWritingSite
>> Read & Write Sign Languages
>> 2. SignBankSite
>> Sign Language Dictionaries
>> 3. DanceWritingSite
>> Read & Write Dance
>> 4. MovementWritingSite
>> Read & Write Movement & Gesture
>> 5. SymbolBank On The Web
>> Archive For All Symbols
>> Deaf Action Committee for SignWriting
>> Center For Sutton Movement Writing
>> an educational nonprofit organization
>> Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
>> tel: 858-456-0098....fax: 858-456-0020
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