well - there is an extra computer at my office running Win98 (!!! Can you
believe - just and only to create wonderful documents with the good old
SW4.4 program. Well in this case I use MS-DOS.
Do you remember our sequence of email exchange to get my printer ready to
print documents in different formats? Ha - great time!
This does not function any more with Windows XP ...
With the support of the DOS-box we can write documents and create dictionary
entries ( as long as your dictionary does not have more than about 10.000
entries ;-((( ) ... but we cannot print. But we can create .ps files and can
convert these later to .pdf files. Or - we can export files and will get
Is this what you are asking for?
Well that is not the best method to work for every day use ...
So if I want to print large documents - I prefer to open the .sgn files with
the SW Python program and now we can print the file in some different format
- but it works fine.
Hope that helps?
Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Valerie Sutton
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 15. Dezember 2010 18:57
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Betreff: Re: AW: copy and past
December 15, 2010
When you use SignWriter DOS, you are using MS-DOS. How do you copy a sign
from SignWriter DOS into another program, like Notepad, or Wordpad, or
That is what I meant... You mentioned that you can use SignWriter Python to
print better... which is great news ... does SignWriter Python help with the
need to copy and paste signs from SignWriter DOS to other programs?
Meryeme wants to type something in SignWriter DOS, and then copy it and
paste it into another program...
On Dec 15, 2010, at 9:42 AM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
> .. Hi Val ,
> what do you mean?
> I am supposed to know how to do "what" from MS-DOS ??
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> Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Valerie Sutton
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 15. Dezember 2010 17:49
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> Betreff: Re: copy and past
> SignWriting List
> December 15, 2010
> Hello Bill and Meryeme -
> Very true...thank you Bill...so here is my question...Does Notepad accept
> Unicode? For example, text can also be written Arabic, written Chinese and
> so forth, using Unicode...
> I haven't used MS-DOS in years, but my memory is that Notepad is only
> Can you write Arabic in Notepad, Meryeme?
> In recent years, Steve Slevinski developed a way to place SignWriting
> symbols into UTF8, which is not the official Unicode, but getting
> wonder if UTF8 could work in Notepad? probably not -
> Can you use another program, like WordPad, Meryeme? Or Microsoft Word?
> WordPad accept graphics? We know Word does...
> Inside the SignWriter DOS program, the SignWriting symbols act like text.
> But outside the SignWriter DOS environment, they become graphics, except
> Steve's special work with Binary SignWriting (BSW) and UTF8:
> So if you need the graphics of each symbol, Meryeme, you can download the
> complete symbolset in .png format, or possibly in .gif format for the old
> symbols used in SignWriter DOS, without using any program.
> Go to SymbolBank download page for SignWriter DOS symbols: sss-1995:
> If you need the graphics of completely written signs, that is different -
> use SignPuddle to do that, or SignWriter Java, rather than MS-DOS -
> Maybe Stefan will know how to do it from MS-DOS?
> Val ;-)
> On Dec 15, 2010, at 8:24 AM, Bill Reese wrote:
>> Notepad is text only format - it doesn't save format information so such
> things like graphics can't be put into Notepad. Once you put signwriting
> into a word processor, it's available as a graphic and can be copied and
> pasted into other programs that support graphics but not programs that
> support only text.
>> On 12/15/2010 10:04 AM, Meryeme Ayache wrote:
>>> hey every one
>>> I am wondering if we can copy and past from word the signwriting letters
> to notepad for exemple. I mean I am wondering if we can copy f to notepad
> without it get converted to f. do you have an idea about how to do that
>>> Meryeme Ayache.
>>> Elève ingénieur ( 2ème année )
>>> Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et d'Analyse des Systèmes