Signpuddle 1.5

Steve Slevinski slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Fri Mar 30 13:34:24 UTC 2007

Hi Bill,

Glad you like it.

You're smiley face in the translate program is really interesting.  I'll 

:-) is actually 3 characters in SignPuddle.  : and ) are punctuation 
characters and SignPuddle replaces those characters with the SignWriting 
punctuation.  The parenthesis was flipped over due to a bug.  I'll  fix it.

The - however is a totally different matter.  In the original SignPuddle 
the dash - and the underscore _ where special characters.  In the 1.5 
translate section, the dash, underscore and a space are considered the 

In the translate section, if a term can't be found it performs a 
search.  Since the dash is considered a space, the search returns any 
term with a space, dash, or underscore.  I'm not sure if this is the 
best idea on my part.  We'll have to see how it  works out.

An example...
Let's consider 2 signs "he go there" and "he go here".  If you typed 
"he-go" in the translate box and the dictionary didn't have a sign for 
"he go",  it would return "he go there" and "he go here".  Nice in theory.

The ? mark is due to the dreaded "graphic only" signs.  These are signs 
that are graphics only and do not contain any information about the 
symbols and their position.  They need to be cleaned up or removed.


wreese01 at TAMPABAY.RR.COM wrote:
> This is Great! Worked smooth after an initial time-out connecting to 
> the server. I tried the translate feature on "This is great! :-)"
> I added a smiley face just to see how the ASL Signpuddle would handle it.
> I love the ability to choose which sign to use but was baffled when 
> the "-" in the smiley face gave me a huge number of signs to choose 
> from. I couldn't see just a dash. Is this a feature? :-)
> Also, the closing parenthesis looks more like an opening one, but I'm 
> not that familiar with punctuation.
> I did see a lot of "?" in the sign options and am assuming those are 
> signs that need cleaning up.
> Altogether, it looks nice and worked fast and intuitively for what I did.
> Bill
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Load message into SignText 
> <,127,85,01-01-001-01-01-13,92,85,02-03-002-01-01-05,121,120,02-03-002-01-02-05,89,120,08-02-001-01-01-05,110,136,%0A%0D%0A03-06-001-01-01-01,98,104,01-01-001-01-02-01,103,132,02-05-001-01-01-01,136,118,%0A%0D%0A01-05-001-01-03-01,116,111,01-05-001-01-03-09,81,111,02-05-002-01-01-01,117,97,02-05-002-01-02-01,81,97,08-02-001-01-01-01,102,88,%0A%0D%0A08-04-001-01-02-01,125,125,exclamation,0%0A%0D%0A08-04-002-01-04-01,125,125,colon,0%0A%0D%0A01-08-009-01-02-02,118,107,01-08-009-01-02-10,81,114,02-01-001-01-01-01,118,135,02-01-001-01-01-01,100,142,02-05-001-01-01-01,114,84,02-05-001-01-02-01,86,92,08-02-001-01-01-01,96,80,%0A%0D%0A08-04-002-01-06-05,125,125,right%20parenthesis,0> 
> Courtesy of <>
> d2b6c59c6fb41bf830c26bda2d15a66a = d2b6c59c6fb41bf830c26bda2d15a66a
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