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Greeting Dr Stephen
thanks so much for your helping :)
i want to know some things:-
1- the dictionary file contain 281 symbols , i want to know what are the arabic text that  represent these symbols .
2-if i want to represent output as 3d avatar , i have to download 3d model plugin to represent output 


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 From: Stephen E Slevinski Jr <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] 
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: signwriting (swml file problem)
 


Greeting Asmaa Shaban,

On 4/24/13 7:25 PM, Asmaa Shaban wrote:

we are students in computer science ,our faculty want from us to make project 
about text to sign language.
SignPuddle Online can convert Arabic text to written sign language using word substitution.


we  want your helping in our project
we are making alot of searches
we are knowing our project require :_
1- vrml plugin and we installed it
VRML as in Virtual Reality Modeling Language for 3-d environment? 
    I've seen a couple working examples using SignWriting for 3-d
    modeling, but I believe HamNoSys is further along.


2-swml file and it is our problem we do not understand how to parse and insert it 
in relational database
Valerie is correct.  We no longer use SWML.  For each sign, rather than XML markup we are using word strings in ASCII, called Formal SignWriting (FSW).

Consider this sign.

Formal SignWriting: M518x529S14c20481x471S27106503x489

Equivalent SWML:


You can find the details of Formal SignWriting in
    draft-slevinski-signwriting-text.

Each dictionary in SignPuddle Online is available as an XML file. 
    Here is the source file for Saudi Arabia:
http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2.0/data/spml/sgn40.spml

This XML files cross references the Arabic text with the written
    sign language.


3-how SVG use swml file for producing gif format ?
Rather than SWML, we use Formal SignWriting.

Rather than GIF, we use PNG or SVG.

Using the "SignWriting Icon Server" (SWIS), you can create the SVG
    or PNG from the Formal SignWriting.  You can use the public SWIS on
    Wikimedia Labs or you can install your own with the source from
    Github.

For the SVG, use a link like this:
http://swis.wmflabs.org/glyphogram.php?font=svg&text=M518x529S14c20481x471S27106503x489

For the PNG, use a link like this:
http://swis.wmflabs.org/glyphogram.php?font=png&text=M518x529S14c20481x471S27106503x489

For the relational database, there is no reason to divide the Formal
    SignWriting.  Put the Arabic text in one field " الغة الاشرة"and put the Formal SignWriting in another field " M528x546S14c18472x463S14c10503x454S2ea18481x511S2ea08513x501S2fd00494x540".


and seriously thanks alot :) 
Sure.  Hope I am able to help.  Ask questions and keep us informed.

Regards,
∼Steve