LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.0

Help for SW-L Archives


SW-L Archives

SW-L Archives


SW-L@LISTSERV.VALENCIACOLLEGE.EDU


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

SW-L Home

SW-L Home

SW-L  July 2011

SW-L July 2011

Subject:

Final testing of SignPuddle 1.6

From:

Steve Slevinski <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

Date:

Mon, 11 Jul 2011 15:45:45 -0500

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (105 lines)

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 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,
-Steve

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTSERV.VALENCIACOLLEGE.EDU

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager