New Symbols in the IMWA ready to use in SignPuddle

Steve Slevinski slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Mon Jan 2 22:45:00 UTC 2006

Hi Stuart,

You are correct.  Gregory has this problem.  It depends how your hard 
drive is formatted.  Some file systems have a limit to the number of 
files allowed in a directory.  Using long file names decreases this 
limit even more.

I am using NTFS (NT File System) and have not had this problem on 
Windows XP.  I created a special download of the IMWA into category 
folders for Gregory, but I didn't modify SignText so that he could use it.

When the IMWA 1.3 is release, I will try and get SignText to work for 
all file systems.


Stuart Thiessen wrote:

> I think Gregory had that problem before and mentioned it on the list.  
> I assume it is a Windows XP problem.  I don't have that problem on the 
> Mac OS X platform.
> Thanks,
> Stuart
> On Jan 2, 2006, at 14:10, barbara.pennacchi at wrote:
>> Valerie Sutton writes:
>>> Anyway, I did accomplish a lot. There are now 29,108 graphics files
>>> in the IMWA folder...which means I added over 3000 symbols...and
>>> thanks to Steve, they are already available for use on SignPuddle on
>>> the web. There will be more, but at least I got this far!
>> I suppose that this means that Steve will have to update also the 
>> off-line
>> version of SignText, right?
>> I'm on vacation now, at my boyfriend's laptop. So I thought "Maybe I 
>> can do
>> some work before coming back to work..." and went to install in it both
>> and SW-Edit.
>> With SignText I've struck a funny problem: Every time I try to unzip
>> I always get a ton of errors when it tries to unzip the 
>> folder. The only possible reasonable hypothesis I've got so far is that
>> there is a limit on the number of files each folder may contain. In the
>> the IMWA has 26589 pngs. But winxp's IMWA folder won't
>> contain more than 21844 files. After this, it just repeats tirelessly 
>> that
>> it is "impossible to copy or move the file". Am I the only one having 
>> this
>> problem? :-)
>> In the meanwhile: may you have a happy everything! :)
>> barbara.

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