New Symbols in the IMWA ready to use in SignPuddle
geoffrey_hunt at SIL.ORG
Thu Jan 5 21:43:16 UTC 2006
I don't know who Gregory is, but I had this same problem when downloading to
an NTFS folder on XP Pro, SP2. I may have had a long path; I didn't try
downloading to a folder in the root directory.
From: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
[mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu] On Behalf Of Steve Slevinski
Sent: 02 January 2006 22:45
To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
Subject: Re: [sw-l] New Symbols in the IMWA ready to use in SignPuddle
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
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.
> On Jan 2, 2006, at 14:10, barbara.pennacchi at istc.cnr.it 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 signtext.zip and SW-Edit.
>> With SignText I've struck a funny problem: Every time I try to unzip
>> signtext.zip I always get a ton of errors when it tries to unzip the
>> IMWA 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 signtext.zip 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! :)
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