This was a bit of a fun adventure for me.  I have a 2gb partition
reserved for my webserver.  I formatted this partition with the
default settings, which assumes 8k files.  SWIS2 has so many small
files that when I went to unzip the svg2 font I ran out of inodes
in my filesystem.  I had plenty of disk space, but couldn't create
new files.  :-(

This is only a problem I've encountered on OpenBSD with small (e.g.,
2GB) filesystems.  I backed up the files on this partition,
reformatted with a smaller default file size (1k) and restored from

With all that done, I now have a working local copy of SWIS2
generating .svg files.  *phew*

Thank you!


On Thu, Sep 01, 2011 at 05:09:45PM -0500, Steve Slevinski wrote:
> Hi Alan,
> The SignWriting Image Server you downloaded does not include all of the 
> font software.  You'll need to download one or more of the SVG fonts.  
> You can find them online:
> There are 5 SVG fonts to choose from for the ISWA 2010: 1) Refinement, 
> 2) Line Trace, 3) Shadow Trace, 4) Smooth, and 5) Angular.  Download the 
> desired zip files.  Each is just under 30 MB.  Put it in the 
> "swis2/iswa" subdirectory and unzip.
> The default is the SVG Refinement: svg1.  This is a work in progress and 
> is not yet completed.
> The svg2 - svg5 have been completed and are stable.  The SVG Line Trace 
> (svg2) is my favorite.  You'll need to use "style=svg2" to access it.
> Regards,
> -Steve

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