My understanding is that the bsw code has been made deprecated, but it seems that there is an export feature. I don't know exactly what it will do and I don't know exactly what you are hoping to do, so I don't know how to answer your question. I'd guess that if you ask, it will be worked on if it can be done. ;-)
On Jul 11, 2011, at 2:04 PM, Alan Post wrote:
> I don't see a way, in signpuddle 1.6, to extract the sign from
> SignPuddle. I use SignPuddle almost exclusively to look up
> signs and then copy them (by bsw code) into other documents.
> I don't see this feature or anything equivalent to it in SignPuddle
> 1.6. Will it be there?
> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 03:45:45PM -0500, Steve Slevinski wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> This week, we will be performing the final quality assurance testing
>> before moving SignPuddle 1.6 into production. I invite anyone
>> interested to check it out give it a try. Please report any issues or
>> questions to the SW List.
>> If everything goes well, SignPuddle will be upgraded early next week.
>> There will be a few hours down time, but everything should be back up
>> and running the same day. All previous links will continue to work as
>> The major changes for SignPuddle 1.6 are structural and foundational
>> rather than major improvements to the user interface. These changes
>> will provide a pathway to the future and streamline the creation of more
>> powerful viewer and editors.
>> Symbol Set
>> The SignWriting symbol set for SignPuddle has been updated to the ISWA
>> 2010. The most notable change is the expansion of the movement
>> symbols. You will notice the change in the symbol palette. All of the
>> signs and sign texts have been converted from the ISWA 2008 to the ISWA
>> 2010. The conversion has been thoroughly tested and should be 100%
>> accurate. The ISWA 2010 is a focused refactor of the ISWA 2008. You
>> can read about the specific changes:
>> Preliminary Unicode
>> Symbol identification has been modified from the Symbol ID to the
>> Preliminary Unicode string. This string is in agreement with what has
>> been proposed before the governing bodies of Unicode Consortium. This
>> string is equivalent to a purely ASCII string called the symbol key. We
>> are planning a follow-up Unicode presentation in the beginning of 2012
>> and hope to be included in the official balloting. You can read the
>> Unicode proposal:
>> Word Structure
>> Each sign is represented as a separate word which is a string of
>> sequential letters and symbols, replacing the previous methods of comma
>> separated values and SWML. The new word structure sets SignWriting as a
>> formal language with advantages for searching, sorting, and layout. The
>> word structure will be explicitly defined and leveraged in the update to
>> my Internet-Draft later this year.
>> Formal language definition:
>> Previous version of Internet-Draft:
>> XML Data Set
>> The main data backend for SignPuddle has been updated to XML through the
>> use of SignPuddle Markup Language files. Each SPML file represents an
>> entire dictionary or document collection. These files are easy to
>> backup, restore, and transfer. These files can easily be included with
>> any program that can process XML.
>> SPML Document Type Definition:
>> SignPuddle 1.6 SPML puddle files:
>> Sign Text Justification
>> Sign Text justification forces the signs of a column to align with both
>> the top and bottom, thereby removing the jagged appearance at the bottom
>> when several columns appear side by side. The excessive space that
>> previously occurred at the bottom of a column is redistributed between
>> the signs in the column.
>> Sign Text justification also forces punctuation to remain at the bottom
>> of a column, rather than allow punctuation to start a new column. The
>> spaces between the signs in a column are compressed to pull a
>> punctuation to the bottom of a column.
>> Scalable Vector Graphics
>> Within ColumnMaker, SVG support has been added. There are 4 automated
>> vector tracings of the ISWA 2010 available. A 5th version of manual
>> refinements is a work in progress. SVG support is planned throughout
>> SignPuddle in the near future. The user will be able to choose between
>> raster PNG images or SVG.
>> SignText Loading...
>> SignText has been given a small update that forces the symbols to
>> properly load before the text is displayed. This removed the need to
>> use the "refresh" button to fix the text when using SignText.
>> Thanks for your attention,
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