On 4/7/13 8:50 AM, Marquita Formosa
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Well Done for the plugins work I got really into it as well. The thing which I did not
fully understand is how are we going to get the ASCII for each sign. May I ask
what is the exact procedure please?
The ASCII codes, called Formal SignWriting or FSW, are available
from SignPuddle Online on SignBank.
1) All of the signs in SignPuddle Online as available as Formal
SignWriting. Under each sign, you will see a link called "Sign
data: FSW". This link provides the ASCII code.
2) Each SignPuddle dictionary is available as an XML export. Each
dictionary export is filled with Formal SignWriting.
3) You can use SignPuddle Online to create a new sign without saving
it to the dictionary.
* go to SignMaker and make a new sign
* click the "Add to SignPuddle" when you are done
* instead of saving the sign, scroll to the bottom of the save page
and use the "Data Format" link
* choose the FSW link to see the ASCII code
4) The ASCII codes are used for the American Sign Language Wikipedia
Project and should start appearing more and more on the Internet.
Anywhere you find the ASCII codes can be a source of writing you can
As plugin development continues, real editing will becomes possible
and we will not longer be dependent on SignPuddle Online for new
Additionally, as SignPuddle Online development continues, the Formal
SignWriting representation will become easier to access.