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!





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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




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Sapienza - Università di Roma  
Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier

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