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Subject:

Re: Final testing of SignPuddle 1.6

From:

Alan Post <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

Date:

Mon, 11 Jul 2011 15:04:43 -0600

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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?

-Alan

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.
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle1.6
>
> 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
> expected.
>
> 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:
> http://www.signpuddle.net/mediawiki/index.php/ISWA_2008#Successor
>
>
> 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:
> http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n4090.pdf
>
>
> 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:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formal_language
>
> Previous version of Internet-Draft:
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-slevinski-iswa-2010-00
>
>
> 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:
> http://www.signpuddle.net/spml_1.6.dtd
>
> SignPuddle 1.6 SPML puddle files:
> http://signbank.org/signpuddle1.6/data/spml/
>
>
> 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