Comment and feedback for SignPuddle 1.5
duncanjonathan at YAHOO.CA
Wed Jan 31 23:12:29 UTC 2007
Steve Slevinski wrote:
> Hi Jonathan,
> I'm currently updating SignPuddle 1.5 to use ID numbers rather than
> glosses. (It's a historical issue.) I'm going to be adding a
> multi-term field (or glosses or keywords...) so that multiple words
> can be associated with a single sign. This will also support Unicode.
> We're still refining the terminology, but for me a sign has a spelling
> and a sequence. The spelling is the visual appearance of the sign, or
> symbols in space. The build string contains all of the information
> required to create a sign's visual appearance.
> The sequence is an ordered list of symbols. The sequence usually
> contains the symbols in the spelling, but it can also contain
> additional symbols. A sign's sequence must be manually created.
> Currently, only SignBank uses the SignSpelling Sequence, but it takes
> a long time to create.
> SBML is going to allow the spelling and sequence information to be
> created in SignPuddle and imported into SignBank.
> The ID is a unique identifier for the imported sign. This will allow
> future imports to updating existing signs and add new signs at the
> same time.
> The build string is a series of coma separated symbol ID numbers and
> xy coordinates. A color version of the build string uses an
> additional color code after the xy coordinates for each symbol.
How will the programs distinguish which of the two versions is being used?
> The sequence string is a series of coma separated symbol ID numbers.
> The detail is a field used for text information about the sign. I'm
> currently using the gloss for this field.
> I've attached my test file. SBML is a standard format for importing
> information into SignBank.
> SignText Email
> The SignText email should display the images before the text and the
> load link should be clickable.
> If you're using ThunderBird, this should work flawlessly. SignText
> sends HTML emails and the "Content-Type: multipart/related;" is
> correctly used. The images are imbedded in the email and used in the
> Try changing ThunderBird's configuration, specifically View >> Message
> Body As >> Original HTML.
I made the change and it works like a charm. One column beside the other
.... Reading the SignWriting emails now is soooooooooo much nicer now.
Thanks for the tip.
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <!DOCTYPE sbml SYSTEM "http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2/sbml.dtd">
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