slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Sun May 20 14:30:49 UTC 2007
There are several variations of SWML.
*1. SWML-UCPel*: the original SWML Formats
*2. SWML-D*: for WoordenBoek Online Dictionaries
*3. SWML-S*: for SignPuddle Online Dictionaries
*4. SWDB*: for UCPel Linguistic SignWriting Database
I believe Variations 1,2, and 4 use the old symbol sets. (either sss-95
I created SWML-S for the latest symbol set, SSS-2004 (or the IMWA).
The -S stands for simple. I initially looked at the SWML-UCPel, but
decided it was not an appropriate fit because it appeared too
complicated and it didn't use the latest symbol set.
SWML-S was created from scratch and only has basic information: signs in
lanes. The latest version is 1.2 I believe. It should probably be
cleaned up, but it's been working fine for SignPuddle and SignText so
I've left it alone. I'm working on a new SignText that will continue to
I'm also working on a SignText markup language that will include
SignWriting, Unicode, and graphics. It will be used for screen display
and PDF generation.
> On my blog Phil Boswell asked about the SWML site.. it seems to have
> gone.. do you have a new URL or is there a new place for this
> information ??
> http://www.signwriting.org/forums/software/swml/swml01.html leads to
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