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My understanding is that the bsw code has been made deprecated, but it seems that there is an export feature. I don't know exactly what it will do and I don't know exactly what you are hoping to do, so I don't know how to answer your question. I'd guess that if you ask, it will be worked on if it can be done. ;-)

Adam
On Jul 11, 2011, at 2:04 PM, Alan Post wrote:

> I don't see a way, in signpuddle 1.6, to extract the sign from
> SignPuddle.  I use SignPuddle almost exclusively to look up
> signs and then copy them (by bsw code) into other documents.
> 
> I don't see this feature or anything equivalent to it in SignPuddle
> 1.6.  Will it be there?
> 
> -Alan
> 
> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 03:45:45PM -0500, Steve Slevinski wrote:
>> 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
>> 
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