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Hi Steve,
     Thank you for those improvements!!! I think they are really awesome.

Jonathan

On 9/2/2015 1:49 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
> SignWriting List
> 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
>
> Val ;-)
>
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>
>> On Sep 2, 2015, at 10:34 AM, Stephen E Slevinski Jr 
>> <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> 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
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
>>
>> 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
>>
>> Regards,
>> ~Steve
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