signwriting (swml file problem)

Stephen E Slevinski Jr slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Mon May 6 19:55:13 UTC 2013

On 5/6/13 2:36 PM, Asmaa Shaban wrote:
> Greeting Dr Stephen and All :
> From my understanding around the project :
> 1- the SVG is used to draw signs as for example (fig2)

This is correct.  We are using SVG primarily until the TrueType Font is 

> 2-  I should  do the FSW for each sign and also define its word in 
> arabic as for example  (fig 1) where the user  when enter the FSW or 
> the word in arabic , the sign is returned .
The FSW is the mathematical name of the sign.  The SVG image is created 
from the FSW.

> 3- But here i do not understand  how to link among the SVG file (fig2) 
> and the dictionary file (fig 1) .
> thanks in advance
The SVG file is created from the FSW.  The open source project the 
"SignWriting Icon Server" is able to create the SVG from the FSW.

I just published the first release candidate for the SignWriting Icon 
Server.  You can grab the source from Github and install your own, or 
you can use one of the several existing SignWriting Icon Servers 
available online.  I would suggest the Wikimedia Labs based server.

Github source:

Wikimedai Labs server:
SignBank Server:

Specifically, the "glyphogram.php" script is used to create the SVG.

You can call this script directly or learn to use the SignWriting Thin 
Viewer for website in general.

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