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Hi Charles,

The symbols in the email are "0.7" in size.  I prepared the email using 
the SignWriting Image Server.  My development version of SWIS can 
produce both the cartesian and polar markups. 

Here's the raw polar markup:
B???33016???12914  B???16921???2526???8011???1921

Once I can get a font file created, the above markup will show the 
actual symbols rather than the unknown code point boxes.

To fake it, I deleted the unknown code point boxes so I could replace 
them with the symbol graphics.

In SWIS, I used the Symbols page.  I changed the size to ".7" and press 
view.  Then I dragged the symbols to the desktop.  Then from the desktop 
into the email.

Regards,
-Steve

Charles Butler wrote:
> Excellent.  This is very easy to follow.  Now how do you manage to get 
> the signs into your write-up the same size as Roman letters?  That's 
> the kind of interaction we need for the proposed SignTyp presentation. 
>  This seems to be parsed with the graphic being dropped in as easily 
> as a Roman alphabet and Arabic numeral.  
>
> Charles
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Steve Slevinski <[log in to unmask]>
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Sent:* Thu, June 17, 2010 9:14:40 AM
> *Subject:* Re: Binary SignWriting revision 3 update
>
> Hi Charles,
>
> The markup for polar works the same as the cartesian.  Each sign is 
> written on its own canvas (or grid).  Each canvas has a defined 
> center.  The relative position of the symbols to each other is 
> determined by the writer.  The position of the sign as a whole on its 
> canvas is determined by centering rules.
>
> Each markup will use 3 letters to represent lanes: L, B, and R.  L for 
> a left lane sign box.  B for a middle lane sign box.  R for a right 
> lane sign box.  Each of these letters signifies the start of a new 
> canvas.  Consider the example I included:
>
> B3301612914 B16921252680111921
>
> There are 2 signs, both in the middle lane.  To use different lanes, 
> change the B's for L's or R's.  Such as...
>
> L3301612914 R16921252680111921
>
> The first sign is now in the left lane.  The second sign is now in the 
> right lane.
>
> Both polar and cartesian coordinates are equivalent forms and 
> represent the exact same data from a different point of view. 
>
> In my opinion, the cartesian markup is much easier to use.  The polar 
> markup requires the use of trigonometric functions and the Pythagorean 
> theorem.
>
> It will take experimentation to determine if one markup is more 
> meaningful or useful as a whole.
>
> Regards,
> -Steve
>
>
> Charles Butler wrote:
>> But how would one show lanes in a polar writing.  If one needs 
>> multiple lanes to show a sign, say in the name sign Carmen Miranda, 
>> is it the center of the sign or the center of the sign component that 
>> one is showing.  Just trying to make sure I understand cartesian vs 
>> polar.  Is this is terms of the whole map of the objects in a sign, 
>> or each individual sign in a defined grid.  Is this like Hangul in 
>> which a construction method is being used to show where all the 
>> components are in relation to each other, or in relation to an 
>> invisible box.  
>>
>> image.php.png
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> *From:* Ingvild Roald <[log in to unmask]>
>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>> *Sent:* Thu, June 17, 2010 5:32:49 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: Binary SignWriting revision 3 update
>>
>> Would not the polar version make it easier to change size - just one 
>> parameter to change (distance), not all as in Cartesian?
>>
>> Ingvild
>>
>>
>>  
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:06:07 -0500
>> From: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: Binary SignWriting revision 3 update
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>
>> Hi Adam,
>>
>> Unfortunately, it's a 2 step process right now.
>>
>> The first page converts BSW 2008 to BSW 2010:
>> http://signbank.org/iswa_dev/convert/example.php
>>
>> The second page converts BSW 2010 to BSW 3:
>> http://signbank.org/iswa_dev/convert/bsw3.php
>>
>> Section 4 of the conversion document links to both pages.
>> http://signbank.org/iswa_dev/convert/
>>
>>
>> Speaking of conversions, building on the idea of encoding the 
>> symbols, but not the layout, I've created 2 different markups that 
>> will be able to use my proposed Unicode implementation.  One 
>> Cartesian and the other Polar.  These markups can be created from any 
>> SignPuddle data. 
>>
>> If we consider "Hello world." in ASL...
>>
>>
>>
>> The Cartesian markup uses XY coordinates, where the coordinates 
>> represent the top,left of the symbol position.
>>
>> SignWriting Cartesian Markup
>> ---------------------------------------
>> B-19,-293,-11 B-11,12-18,-106,-7-2,-30
>>
>>
>> The Polar markup uses degrees and distance from the center of the 
>> sign, where the coordinates represent the center of the symbol 
>> position.  12 o'clock is 0 and increases clockwise.  So 3 o'clock is 
>> 90, 6 o'clock is 180, and 9 o'clock is 270.  It may be very 
>> interesting to analyze the Polar markup.
>>
>> SignWriting Polar Markup
>> ----------------------------------
>> B3301612914 B16921252680111921
>>
>> Thought I'd share,
>> -Steve