Hi Adam and Steve,
No, Windows XP. I think that SignPuddle 1.6 (test version) does not
include the blind user interface.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Frost" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 8:43 PM
Subject: Re: Final testing of SignPuddle 1.6
> Let's see if we can recreate what has happened. I believe you are on
> Windows 7 using Firefox. Am I correct? And are you using the Blind User
> On Jul 11, 2011, at 4:36 PM, Gagnon et Thibeault wrote:
>> Hi Steve,
>> 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 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,