Translating SignPuddle 1.5

Steve Slevinski slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Sat Mar 31 20:39:11 UTC 2007

Hi list,

Anny has been translating the SignPuddle user interface.  She has most 
of it done.  You can now use SignPuddle in French.

If anyone else wants to attempt a translation, let me know.


Steve Slevinski wrote:
> Hi Anny,
> You can do the translation yourself using SignPuddle.  It's a little 
> confusing, so I'll explain.
> There are 2 puddles for sgn-CH-fr. 
> The sgn-CH-fr dictionary puddle with signs from SignPuddle 1.0:
> And the newly created sgn-CH-fr user interface puddle with entries 
> that need to be translated:
> Before you can edit the entries in your UI puddle, you'll need to 
> register for that puddle.  Open the sgn-CH-fr user interface puddle 
> and click on the Register link on the bottom left, or use this link
> After you register and log on, you'll be able to edit the entires.  
> You'll need to translate all of the entries in the dictionary.  Check 
> out this link for a list of the search results.
> To translate SignPuddle, just use the SignPuddle interface on your UI 
> puddle.  The user interface will automatically reflect the changes 
> that you make.  It's fun!
> One special note...  The UI puddles contain graphics for some of the 
> buttons.  The larger buttons used on the left of the screen can be 
> removed without a problem: SignPuddle will use the sign and the first 
> term to create a button.  However, the smaller icons used in 
> SignMaker, SignText, and Symbol Search are not as forgiving.  
> SignPuddle will try to create smaller icons but they won't look very 
> nice.  It would be best to keep the original smaller icons until 
> you've created replacements of the same size.
> Have fun,
> -Steve
> Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod wrote:
>> Dear Steve
>> I just gave a look to the new version!
>> I'll still need some time to get used to it, but it seems great!
>> In your mail you say we could translate the screen....
>> how should I do that... what do you need me to do....
>> shoud I print a page and send you all the names in french... then you 
>> could add it  and make the changes?
>> do you need smybols in french sign language too to put in the icons ???
>> let me know what you need and I'll do it.
>> it's going to be a great help for the persons who don't read english!!
>> another question I used to be an editor of the swiss french 
>> dictionnary... am I automatically an editor in the Puddle 1.5 too? or 
>> do I need to do somthing special to become editor ?
>> looking forward to hearing from you!
>> Anny
>> Le 30 mars 07 à 04:30, Steve Slevinski a écrit :
>>> Hi List,
>>> Hope everyone is well.  I have SignPuddle 1.5 ready to go.  You can 
>>> use it online right now
>>> Editing is a lot easier now.  There is no special dictionary editors 
>>> page.  You can edit signs from any page if you have the right security.
>>> Once you register for a dictionary and log in, all of the signs you 
>>> add will be assigned to your username.  This gives you the  rights 
>>> to edit the signs you've entered without being an editor for the 
>>> whole dictionary.
>>> If you don't register, all new signs will be linked with the 
>>> computer you used to add the signs.
>>> I've transfered all of the 1.0 puddles.  They will need some 
>>> cleaning up.  Not all of the special characters transfered correctly 
>>> and some of the sign spellings are askew.  But SignPuddle 1.5 uses 
>>> Unicode, so all languages are fair game.  If you want to be an 
>>> editor for any particular dictionary to help clean it up, let me or 
>>> Val know. Or reply to the list and we'll get it set up.
>>> SignPuddle 1.5 can have a multilingual interface.  If you want to 
>>> help translate the SignPuddle screens, reply and I'll create a user 
>>> interface puddle for your languages and give you the security rights 
>>> to edit the UI puddle.  The great part about the translation is that 
>>> you use the same SignPuddle interface.
>>> Currently, the free and open dictionaries don't allow for image or 
>>> video uploading.  This is something that Val and I are discussing.  
>>> We'll see how it goes.
>>> I've given Val the first 5 PocketPuddles.  It's very cool.  For 
>>> Windows, just plug and play.  For Mac, it requires a few steps that 
>>> are straight forward, but it reconfigures the built in web server 
>>> and requires the use of the Terminal application.
>>> I'm working on the last few items of my todo list.  Then I'll 
>>> complete the documentation and the information will be a lot more 
>>> organized than this email.
>>> Regards,
>>> -Steve
>> Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod
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