I just tried out SignWriter DOS to see exactly what you are
talking about. I see you can type right over a sign if you want
to, below, above and if you type a long sentence the other signs
move over. Is it important for you that the be place on top of the
signs too? Or is it more important for you to be able to write some
text, then some signs, then some text, etc?
Had I realized that so many just LOVE the old SignWriter Dos I
may have gotten permission to duplicate it very faithfully. With
SignWriter Studio some things may be similar but none are
identical. Right now I am trying to get the three main parts of the
program working, the dictionary ( I will soon have a preview version
available), the signlist (for printing lists of signs from the
dictionary) and the document. Once I get everything working again
after changing to ISWA 2010 and a new database, I am interested in
implement a keyboard like SignWriter DOS. But first things first.
The document isn't functional right now. Also it only deals
with vertical columns of writing for the time being. It can have
text above the sign up to the width of the sign, then it wraps onto
more lines. At present there isn't any way of writing just text
without a sign but it shouldn't be too hard to implement. The
editing of the signs is done in a popup box instead of directly in
the document like SignWriter DOS. A lot of thought has been put
into it to use the keyboard but it may need a few more adjustments
Thank you for sharing this important feature with me and list.
On 10/10/2011 9:48 AM, Charles Butler wrote:
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Jonathan, What I
really want is SignWriter DOS on a modern system.
In that program you could interleave written alphabets and
sign writing. Clunky, but effective.
You could clip signs from a narrative and put them
It was a true typing system for signing so that you could
assemble a sign by typing on a keyboard not a mouse. Yes,
I know that the current encoding of the ISWA is dependent
upon a linking of graphemes and coding equivalents.
None of the Studios or other efforts have gone back to
actual interleaved Spoken Language and Signed Language. I
can clip a sign and put it in here
, in TEXT, when does THAT come back in a program. I feel
like we are continuing to take a great leap backward.
Until one can type or easily assemble, one can't' send
email that is in sign language with a spoken language. IF
Chinese can do it, I am disappointed in every Sign Writing
compiler on the market that can't interleave.
This is an email program and I can do that, but the SW
studio and all other programs do not do that.