Hi Asmaa Shaban,
    I am Jonathan Duncan the author of SignWriter Studio.  I have code that imports and exports to and from FSW and creates PNG of signs.  I don't currently have any for FSW to SVG document in SignWriter Studio, that's my next little project.  SignWriter Studio is written in VB.Net which can converted be to C# or the DLL can also be decompiled to C# with  a utility like ".Net Reflector" or "Jet Brains dotPeek".   I would be happy to share some code to get you started once I a get a clearer idea of what you need.

Tell me a bit more about the project you are working on. So far I understand that you want to do it in C#, and if I remember correctly is this a web application so I would be assuming ASP.Net. Or is it a desktop application?  You want to type in Arabic Text and get Arabic sign language.  Much like the what Signpuddle can do here.

type in قديم كلمة مذكّر

and get the signs that correspond to the words?  Is this what you want to program?
By the way I don't know what those words are I just copied and pasted them from the dictionary as an example.

Also what programming languages are you familiar with?  How long have you been programming, what type of programs have you written in the past?

If you understand CoffeeScript or Javascript the SignWriterLayoutEngline could give you another example of how to parse an FSW string and how to position the SVG symbols.  http://www.signwriterstudio.com/download/SignWriterLayoutEngine.zip

The only logic that won't work for you there might be the IndexedDB which you could swap out for the SQLite versions of the Refactored font. http://www.signwriterstudio.com/download/iswa%20-%20Refactored.zip


On 5/6/2013 6:41 PM, Asmaa Shaban wrote:
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That is fine  Dr Stephen , But i do not know more about PHP . So, there is no another  way ??
or another programming language as C# for example  ??
If it is not available can i use PNG ?

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On 5/6/13 2:36 PM, Asmaa Shaban wrote:
Greeting Dr Stephen and All : 
From my understanding around the project : 
1- the SVG is used to draw signs as for example (fig2)

This is correct.  We are using SVG primarily until the TrueType Font is perfected.

2-  I should  do the FSW for each sign and also define its word in arabic as for example  (fig 1) where the user  when enter the FSW or the word in arabic , the sign is returned .
The FSW is the mathematical name of the sign.  The SVG image is created from the FSW.

3- But here i do not understand  how to link among the SVG file (fig2) and the dictionary file (fig 1) .
thanks in advance

The SVG file is created from the FSW.  The open source project the "SignWriting Icon Server" is able to create the SVG from the FSW. 

I just published the first release candidate for the SignWriting Icon Server.  You can grab the source from Github and install your own, or you can use one of the several existing SignWriting Icon Servers available online.  I would suggest the Wikimedia Labs based server.

Github source: https://github.com/Slevinski/swis

Wikimedai Labs server: http://swis.wmflabs.org
SignBank Server: http://signbank.org/swis

Specifically, the "glyphogram.php" script is used to create the SVG.

You can call this script directly or learn to use the SignWriting Thin Viewer for website in general.



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