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December 15, 2010

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Hi Stefan!
When you use SignWriter DOS, you are using MS-DOS. How do you copy a sign from SignWriter DOS into another program, like Notepad, or Wordpad, or Microsoft Word?

That is what I meant... You mentioned that you can use SignWriter Python to print better... which is great news ... does SignWriter Python help with the need to copy and paste signs from SignWriter DOS to other programs?

Meryeme wants to type something in SignWriter DOS, and then copy it and paste it into another program...

Val ;-)

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On Dec 15, 2010, at 9:42 AM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:

> .. Hi Val , 
> 
> what do you mean? 
> 
> I am supposed to know how to do "what" from MS-DOS ?? 
> 
> Stefan 
> 
> 
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Valerie Sutton
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 15. Dezember 2010 17:49
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> Betreff: Re: copy and past
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> SignWriting List
> December 15, 2010
> 
> Hello Bill and Meryeme -
> 
> Very true...thank you Bill...so here is my question...Does Notepad accept
> Unicode? For example, text can also be written Arabic, written Chinese and
> so forth, using Unicode...
> 
> I haven't used MS-DOS in years, but my memory is that Notepad is only ASCIII
> characters?
> 
> Can you write Arabic in Notepad, Meryeme?
> 
> In recent years, Steve Slevinski developed a way to place SignWriting
> symbols into UTF8, which is not the official Unicode, but getting closer...I
> wonder if UTF8 could work in Notepad? probably not -
> 
> Can you use another program, like WordPad, Meryeme? Or Microsoft Word? Does
> WordPad accept graphics? We know Word does...
> 
> Inside the SignWriter DOS program, the SignWriting symbols act like text.
> But outside the SignWriter DOS environment, they become graphics, except for
> Steve's special work with Binary SignWriting (BSW) and UTF8:
> http://www.signbank.org/bsw/
> 
> So if you need the graphics of each symbol, Meryeme, you can download the
> complete symbolset in .png format, or possibly in .gif format for the old
> symbols used in SignWriter DOS, without using any program.
> 
> Go to SymbolBank download page for SignWriter DOS symbols: sss-1995:
> http://www.movementwriting.org/symbolbank/IMWA2004/IMWA-Downloads.html
> 
> If you need the graphics of completely written signs, that is different - I
> use SignPuddle to do that, or SignWriter Java, rather than MS-DOS - 
> 
> Maybe Stefan will know how to do it from MS-DOS?
> 
> Val ;-)
> 
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> On Dec 15, 2010, at 8:24 AM, Bill Reese wrote:
> 
>> Meryeme,
>> Notepad is text only format - it doesn't save format information so such
> things like graphics can't be put into Notepad.   Once you put signwriting
> into a word processor, it's available as a graphic and can be copied and
> pasted into other programs that support graphics but not programs that
> support only text.
>> 
>> Bill
>> 
>> 
>> On 12/15/2010 10:04 AM, Meryeme Ayache wrote:
>>> hey every one 
>>> 
>>> I am wondering if we can copy and past from word the signwriting letters
> to notepad for exemple. I mean I am wondering if we can copy f to notepad
> without it get converted to f. do you have an idea about how to do that
> please?
>>> -- 
>>> Meryeme Ayache.
>>> Elève ingénieur ( 2ème année )
>>> Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et d'Analyse des Systèmes
> (Rabat).
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
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