Yes, yes, yes, and yes.Can we say now, that the "Search by Symbols" feature in SignPuddle 1.6, allows us to:
1. search for all the signs that use a specific SignWriting symbol in SignMaker entries (dictionary entries) and SignText entries (literature entries)
2. search for combinations of symbols
3. search for symbols combined with location
4. search for exact SignSpellings
Yes, we can say that real search is possible with SignWriting documents.If this is all true, then we can finally say that searches can be conducted on SignWriting literature documents, which is what linguists have been asking for, for years -
Such near-imperceptible variations in the fine positioning are due to the human manual positioning of the symbols. It is nearly impossible for two SW signs, even while using the same set of symbols, to share the exact position for every symbol on the sign canvas : the relative position of the symbols to the center of the sign changes.He suggested that these variations should be prevented. I've gone the opposite way and embraced the existence of slight variations. The signs in SignPuddle Online demonstrate the variability of the SignWriting script. The advanced searching of SignPuddle show that these variations are not a problem.
Yes, please do. I am very proud of the new search, both in terms of flexibility and speed.I would like to announce this to the Sign Language Linguist LIst (SLLING) because there are several linguists who have requested this feature before...
So far, symbol frequency does not include sign texts. The option will be available soon.But I also understand that the "Search by Symbol Frequency" feature does not search on literature in SignText yet - it is only the "Search by Symbols" feature that can do that so far, is that right?