ASL signers...please read this and give your response...

Steve Slevinski slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Thu Mar 9 19:10:36 UTC 2006

Hi Bill,

You can not drag and drop between puddles.  And you can no longer add 
graphic only signs to any puddle dictionary.

You can copy signs between dictionaries by using the Dictionary Editors 
screen.  Search for a sign and press Copy.  Then select the flag for the 
target dictionary.  This does not work with graphic only signs.


Bill Reese wrote:
> Steve,
> Could a person have two SignPuddles up at that same time on two 
> different webpages and be able to transfer between puddles?   That 
> would allow easy update of the newer signpuddle, as suggested in an 
> earlier email.   On the other hand, could a graphic only sign be 
> inadvertently dragged and dropped in the newer signpuddle?
> Bill
> Steve Slevinski wrote:
>> Hi Val,
>> We could always create a new puddle called sgn-US-pic.  I would then 
>> move the graphic only signs into this new puddle.
>> -Steve
>> Valerie Sutton wrote:
>>> SignWriting List
>>> March 9, 2006
>>> Stuart Thiessen from Iowa wrote:
>>>> Is there a way that it can still be searchable and accessible so we
>>>> can put the old graphic-only signs in another window or tab of our
>>>> browser when we want to refer to an old sign and add it to the new
>>>> dictionary?
>>>> That would be helpful because then we don't have to re-invent the
>>>> wheel for signs already composed. Of course, if those signs have any
>>>> spelling errors, then we will still have to deal with the spelling,
>>>> but at least it gives us a place to start.
>>> Hello Stuart!
>>> Many thanks for this response...these are important thoughts. Maybe 
>>> I am opening a can of worms with that suggestion, but I feel 
>>> frustrated too, because there are tiny problems people have because 
>>> of this not being able to load a sign into SignMaker 
>>> because it is a graphic, or not being able to change its color or 
>>> size, or not being able to see it in SignText...all those issues 
>>> would go away, but then we would have worse ones, maybe, by taking 
>>> those signs away, because as you say, we still need to see the old 
>>> entries after thinking about this, thanks to your 
>>> comments, I am beginning to think that leaving them is probably the 
>>> lesser of two least we see them immediately in the same 
>>> place, and do not have to find another way to view the old signs...
>>> Do you agree?
>>> By the way, while I have you, smile...Are you considering going to 
>>> the NAD conference here in California in July? I confess I have not 
>>> done all the many things I thought I would do related to that 
>>> conference, and I thought maybe you are teaching this summer 
>>> elsewhere? What are your plans? If you are coming to California, you 
>>> are most welcome and I look forward seeing not that 
>>> is ok
>>> Val ;-)
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