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December 31, 2011

Jonathan gave me a tour of SignWriter Studio yesterday on Skype, and one of the cool new features is writing in vertical columns with Lanes, with the choice of placing spoken language words under each sign in the vertical columns, or not. The user can turn the spoken language glosses on or off in the vertical columns. Thank you for that, Jonathan -

Centering signs in vertical columns has specific rules based on heads, but centering signs in horizontal writing has one of two choices - either center the whole sign as a unit or center based on heads - we tried both in the past -

What do you prefer, Stefan?

Val ;-)



On Dec 31, 2011, at 6:55 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> December 31, 2011
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> Hi Steve, Jonathan and Stefan -
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> Regarding programming horizontal writing...
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> When programming SignWriter DOS, I believe Rich Gleaves centered the signs without any notice of the heads when pasting in from the dictionary - the whole sign as a unit was centered …you can see this if you download DOSBox for either Mac or Windows and install SignWriter DOS and play with the program for a while… I just tried it...
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> DosBox
> http://www.dosbox.com/
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> Download SignWriter DOS
> http://www.signwriting.org/forums/software/sw44/index.html
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> but I remember there was a way to center signs with a keystroke in SignWriter DOS and I cannot remember it right now - I would suggest writing to Rich Gleaves to ask him -
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> And then the DELEGS program may be programmed differently - how do you center a sign in DELEGS, Stefan?
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> Val ;-)
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> On Dec 31, 2011, at 5:17 AM, Steve Slevinski wrote:
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>> Hi Jonathan & Stefan,
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>> Happy New Year.
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>> Horizontal writing is important and fundamental for using SignWriting.  I'm glad you are both involved with SignWriting applications.
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>> Regarding horizontal writing, how do you center?  Is it based on the center of the entire sign image?  Is it based on the center of the head & trunk symbol cluster like vertical writing?  Other than head bobbing, does it matter?
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>> Looking forward to 2012,
>> -Steve
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