I clicked on Quebec flag. The background is all black. I cannot see SW
symbols at all.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Slevinski" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 4:45 PM
Subject: Final testing of SignPuddle 1.6
> 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
> 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,