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Dear all,

SWift is partially Flash based (we are gradually switching to HTML-JS), it
was developed on Mac, but it works best with Firefox (best option) and
Chrome.

SWift and the other three programs use different ISWA, this is correct, but
SWift has been built to SWitch from one ISWA to another without heavy
conversion costs, in term of time. A bi-directional conversion is indeed
possibile, but the script is to be done yet.

As for the cartesian coordinates - yes we use cartesian coordinates, do you
mean for the glyph positioning (and of course during the sign save phase)?
If so, yes, we use Cartesian coordinates.

I am keen on adapting SWift to freely exchange data with your software, can
you provide me with some details?


2013/9/3 Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>

> SignWriting List
> September 3, 2013
>
> Thank you for this clarification, Steve. I am sorry for my
> misunderstanding.
>
> So the ISWA 2010 is used in three programs, and SWIFT has created a new
> way to approach the encoding of the symbols.
>
> Thank you for explaining this -
>
> Val ;-)
>
> PS. I was able to get it to work on the Mac a little any way. See attached
> screen capture. I dragged and dropped a symbol into the SignBox!
>
>
>
>
>
> ---------
>
>
> On Sep 3, 2013, at 7:41 AM, Stephen E Slevinski Jr <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>  On 9/3/13 9:06 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>
> SignWriting List
> September 3, 2013
>
>  Hello Claudia and Fabrizio!
> This is fabulous news, to have a fourth computer program for SignWriting
> that is modern and up-to-date and still being developed - THANK YOU to you
> both for making this possible.
>
>  Yes, this is truly amazing.  I look forward to future developments.  It
> appears the current editor is Flash based.  Is that right?  I had trouble
> on the mac side.  I didn't check Windows yet.
>
>
>  It is good for SignWriting that it works differently than the other
> three programs - Each program has its own style and brings a new way of
> thinking to users. Our SignWriting community is very fortunate to have
> choices…
>
>  Agreed.  The international community is fortunate to be able to learn
> from each other.
>
> A point of clarification.  SWift does not use the ISWA 2010 heirarchy, but
> rather the design of the symbol glyph images.  I've browsed through
> Claudia's paper and seen the changes, additions, and reorganization to the
> structure.  She is very faithful to the ideals of Valerie's symbols and I
> really appreciate the respect for the script.  I'd love to have a
> conversion file(s) to transform between the ISWA 2010 character set and the
> SWIFT encoded set, but I am not sure if a bi-directional conversion is
> possible.  I assume they are using Cartesian Coordinates, but a human
> analog framework is implied in the design of SWift and I have not seen the
> test data.
>
>  The four programs that use the ISWA 2010 [symbols] are:
>
>  SignPuddle
> Delegs
> SignWriter Studio
> SWift
>
>  Wow!
>
>  All four use the SignWriting symbols and support the script, but I do
> not believe SWift uses the same symbol encoding as the other three.
> SignPuddle, Delegs, and SignWriter Studio all have a common character
> encoding and can freely share data.
>
> Very exciting time.
> -Steve
>
>
>


-- 
Fabrizio Borgia, M.D.

Ph.D. Student
Sapienza - Università di Roma
Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier

O&M SW Engineering Trainee
SERCO S.p.A.

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