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September 29, 2011

Hello Jonathan!
Thank you for your hard work, and for posting the Beta 5 version of the new SignWriter Studio program. I am excited that this is a second program, along with SignPuddle 1.6, that uses the ISWA 2010 symbolset.

I hope that some of you can test Beta 5? Please download this file:

Beta 5 of SignWriter Studio program:

and install it....Find any problems? please tell us -

Look forward to hearing more about SignWriter Studio -

Val ;-)


On Sep 29, 2011, at 11:17 AM, Jonathan wrote:

Hi All,
    SignWriter Studio has had a lot of work been done on it's database and other base code over the past year.  It is now using ISWA 2010, new database format, it also now runs on .Net 4.0.  The foundations have been laid to import and export Unicode SPML files.
So because of these changes, we haven't had a version people can play around with and give us feed back.  Well, until now.

If you don't have .Net Framework 4.0 installed on your computer, you will be prompted to install it.  It is a free download and install but may take a few minutes, especially on slower connections.

In SignWriter Studio
The signlist options is disabled, more work needs to be done on this. 

The dictionary is functional.  One known bug is that it will give an error if you haven't chosen a valid dictionary file first.  A sample one comes with the download.  From the menu select "Open SignWriter Studio File". Look in the folder you installed the software.  Choose the file Sample.SWS.   Then you shouldn't have any problems trying out the dictionary.  If you double click on a sign writting you will get the SignWriter Editor.

Also on at least one computer, even after following the previous, I get a error cannot open database.  I am still looking into it. 

The documents, are semi functional.  I left it enabled for your viewing.  We will need some more work done on this too in future versions.

Please let me know any errors you may get, ideas or other feedback.
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