help customizing a symbol in SignPuddle?

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Sep 4 18:56:54 UTC 2011

SignWriting List
September 4, 2011

Alan and everyone -
For those who are not programmers, there is also an easy way to copy an existing sign and then edit it... see my attached graphic. Click on the Copy Sign button underneath the sign you want to edit, and then place the copy into any puddle. Then click on Write Sign, to change or edit the sign and save it. No need to know any code ;-)) Steve has supplied us with user-friendly buttons...

On Sep 4, 2011, at 11:37 AM, Alan Post wrote:

> Learned just after sending the below e-mail:
> I can add the ksw param to the url in signmaker.php, and it will
> import the sign so I can edit it.
> -Alan
> On Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 12:36:55PM -0600, Alan Post wrote:
>> I am looking up the symbol "bottle" in SignPuddle using the "Search
>> by Words" feature.  I find there are several signs registered for
>> that word, but none of them exactly fit what I expected[1][2].
>> I would like to use SignMaker to customize one of these symbols
>> before exporting the ksw code.
>> How besh should I accomplish this?  I can retrieve the ksw code,
>> but I can't figure out how to tell signmaker.php to start with a
>> ksw code when editing the sign.  Should I approach this another way?
>> Thank you!
>> -Alan
>> 1: I cross-reference the data in SignPuddle with the "American Sign
>>   Language Dictionary" and it covers a different region of the US
>>   than the data in SignPuddle does, so there is minor variation in
>>   the signs.
>> 2: I sometimes also find data entered into SignPuddle that uses
>>   slightly wrong hand symbols: mistaking a front-facing
>>   wall-parallel hand with a back-facing wall-parallel hand, by
>>   way of a made-up example.
>> -- 
>> .i ma'a lo bradi cu penmi gi'e du
> -- 
> .i ma'a lo bradi cu penmi gi'e du


Val ;-)

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