Hi Charles,

you are right delegs is a wonderful and very powerful tool to support anybody to learn SL or spoken language. It just depends on the dictionary. So the more entries and alternatives the better the chance to produce perfect documents, vocabulary lists, diary, songs, word bey word translations, ASL or signed English – just depends on the scribe.


Did you see that you can write with the SignPuddle ASL dictionary as basis? If you want to print your document you first have to produce a pdf.document. Afterwards you can save at your computer or print or ... what you want. – We are still improving this program. Next step will be to get the chance to change/rewrite entries  for a given document.


Have a wonderful weekend




Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Charles Butler
Gesendet: Samstag, 5. Mai 2012 04:56
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I am impressed with DELEGS, it does look like a unique glossing system. 


Charles Butler
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From: Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2012 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: ISWA 2010 font database is ready


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May 2, 2012


Hi Charles -

Steve's message below was referring to something else -


SignPuddle 2.0 is now using the database font. It does not change how users use the software. It is on the technical level, behind the software, regarding how the ISWA 2010 symbols are retrieved - it is faster and cleaner to use the database font, from a programming perspective - so it is not changing how we use SignPuddle.


Regarding using SignWriter DOS…I am sure you know that it can be used right now?…I use SignWriter DOS occasionally still…If you want to do that, you can download DOSBox and install it, and then use SignWriter DOS inside DOSBox - It works on both Mac and Windows…SignWriter DOS is still very much alive.




And then there is a wonderful new program for writing ASL and DGS (German Sign Language). Have you tried used DELEGS for ASL? It makes it possible to keyboard English and get the equivalent in ASL, drawing from the SignPuddle Online ASL database - you might consider it - I am really impressed with DELEGS…




Val ;-)




On May 2, 2012, at 11:10 AM, Charles Butler wrote:

So with this could we get back to what was possible with the old SignWriter program, able to switch between Roman alphabet sentences and SW signs and back again in the same message, search for a sign, find and replace, and all the other "normal" things for word processing? I'd love to be able to keyboard signs again instead of being dependent upon a mouse-driven program.


Charles Butler
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From: Steve Slevinski <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 1:48 PM
Subject: ISWA 2010 font database is ready

Greetings list,

I've updated the ISWA 2010 font reference to include the ISWA 2010 font database.

I've updated the SignWriting Image Server to be able to use the database font.  Available on GitHub.

The font database is an improvement in size and speed.  Instead of tens of thousands of files, multiple fonts can be included in a single file.  The increase in speed is noticeable when comparing the filesystem font to the database font.  Very exciting.