IMWA Conversion to the ISWA

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Oct 23 19:45:00 UTC 2008

SignWriting List
October 23, 2008

Hello Everyone!
I just noticed an interesting paragraph that Steve wrote in the  
acknowledgements section of the IMWA Conversion can  
read this on the web under acknowledgements on this web page:

IMWA to ISWA Conversion Software

What this shows is that Steve and I just worked really hard, but  
didn't know 100 per cent how it would convert until we tried it, and  
it converted really well...we are fortunate! Thank you Steve for this is fun to read and to

Steve wrote:

When Valerie Sutton and I started working on the ISWA, I told her that  
she could reorganize the symbol set to her hearts content. Symbols  
could be moved and rearranged however she wanted. I am thankful that  
she believed me even though I had no idea how I was going to do it.  
She kept extensive notes for the changes she made. These notes were  
used to create the conversion data files. With a little hands on  
attention, the conversion data files worked amazingly well. The end  
result is a blessing." Steve Slevinski, Oct 21, 2008


On Oct 21, 2008, at 12:25 PM, Steve Slevinski wrote:

> Hi list,
> This message is aimed at programmers.
> The IMWA Convert package is ready for download and viewing.  It  
> provides data files and functions required to convert the  IMWA  
> symbol IDs to the ISWA symbol IDs.
> This is the same package that was used to successfully convert the  
> SignPuddle Online dictionaries to the ISWA.
> The IMWA Convert package is released under the GPL 3 and main  
> document is released under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike  
> 3.0.
> Enjoy,
> -Steve
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