Load Signs from SignPuddle into SignText

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Mar 8 21:11:29 UTC 2006

SignWriting List
March 8, 2006

Be sure to bookmark your sentences, which can be re-loaded later to  
grab signs too...you can create your own mini-dictionary by  
bookmarking what you create in SignText...the bookmarks have to be  
done from the Options page...but you could have 100 bookmarks with a  
few signs each...to re-use time and time again for different  

Val ;-)

On Mar 8, 2006, at 12:55 PM, Gallant, Philippe wrote:

> SMILE...  lets leave it alone... If I need to do sign text and I can
> create a new one (copy from the image), this will be quicker for me to
> do this.  Thank you.
> Philippe "Philip" Gallant
> Cultural Advocacy Health Services Coordinator
> Mercy Medical Center
> Interpretation Services Department
>            VOICE:  (866) 410-5787 ext. 73013
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu] On Behalf Of Valerie  
> Sutton
> Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 2:32 PM
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> Subject: Re: [sw-l] Load Signs from SignPuddle into SignText
> SignWriting List
> March 8, 2006
> Hello Philippe and Charles!
> It is true that the OLD SignWriter DOS dictionary file had around
> 3,100 signs...smile...Time has flown!
> Now, we are using SignPuddle - SignText - SignBank. I personally do
> not use SignWriter any longer.
> In SignPuddle, if you go to the American dictionary...
> American SignPuddle
> http://www.SignBank.org/signpuddle/sgn-US
> ....you will see we have 4613 signs in the ASL dictionary right now!
> Philippe works at a Medical facility in Iowa and is adding medical
> signs to our puddle right now...and Charles, there is no problem
> writing the technical signs from the RIT NTID Tech signs manuals...as
> you know, they use SignWriting in their books and we have their
> permission already...isn't that great?! So go ahead and add signs as
> you wish...we can put credit to them in the source area in  
> SignPuddle...
> Philippe - as Steve already explained...the signs have to be entered
> recently in SignPuddle to be able to load into SignText...they have
> to be created originally with SignPuddle to work...but around 3000
> signs were just pasted in there as graphics, a long time ago, when we
> first got started...if we deleted all those graphics files, then you
> would never get any question marks in your SignText sentences, but we
> would not have 4613 signs in the ASL SignPuddle...more like 2000 or
> so...but I am tempted to delete all the signs that are graphics in
> SignPuddle...what do you think?  Val ;-)

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