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September 2, 2015

Wow! This is a big surprise, Steve - thank you!

And thanks to Jonathan too - 

I really like these additions - to be able to write signs in colors, and also, to be able to write some signs with one symbol larger than the other, actually is useful for writing depth - the smaller hand or symbol would be read as “further away from the body", and the larger symbol would be read as “closer to the body”…So this special styling is a great addition  -

Steve - may I share your new Slides with my Facebook page?

https://www.facebook.com/SignWriting <https://www.facebook.com/SignWriting>

Val ;-)

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> On Sep 2, 2015, at 10:34 AM, Stephen E Slevinski Jr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Hi SignWriting list,
> 
> Recently, I had the chance to talk with Jonathan Duncan (SignWriter Studio) about several issues.  One issue he mentioned was size and color within a sign.  It started me thinking, and I made a few improvements to SignMaker and the SignWriting 2010 Javascript library.
> 
> I added padding, background color, and the colorize option.  Here is the sign for SignWriting with a padding of 10, a background of "lightblue", and the colorized option selected.  These options are now available in SignMaker on both the PNG and SVG tabs.
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> For programmers and power-users, I have created a new type of string, called the styling string.  The styling string succinctly describes styling for the entire sign and for individual symbols.
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> The styling string for the above is: -CP10G(lightblue)  
> * C for colorize
> * P10 for a padding of 10
> * G(lightblue) for a background color of lightblue
> 
> You can use the styling string in SignMaker on the PNG or SVG tabs.  
> 
> You can also use the styling string on the SignWriting 2010 Javascript library API page.
> http://slevinski.github.io/sw10js/api.html#sign <http://slevinski.github.io/sw10js/api.html#sign>
> 
> For the FSW, enter the sign string with the styling string at the end. For example:
> M523x535S10019478x475S10011502x466S2ea04507x502S2ea48485x510-CP10G(lightblue)
> 
> For the individual symbols within a sign, you can set the color and size using a styling string.  This is not yet supported through the user interface of SignMaker, except through the styling string.  
> 
> Here are 3 examples were individual symbols have been doubled in size.
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> 
> The styling string is definitely not a plain text concept, but it is useful.  I've put a presentation together about the concepts with some examples.
> http://www.slideshare.net/StephenSlevinski/beyond-signwriting-plain-text <http://www.slideshare.net/StephenSlevinski/beyond-signwriting-plain-text>
> 
> Regards,
> ~Steve
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