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Hi Adam and Steve,

    No, Windows XP.  I think that SignPuddle 1.6 (test version) does not 
include the blind user interface.

    Regards,

    André
----- 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 
> Interface?
>
> Adam
>
> 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.
>>
>>   Regards,
>>
>>   André
>>
>>
>> ----- 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.
>>> 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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