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From:  Leonardo Mahler
Date:  Wed May 27, 1998  5:35 pm
Subject:  Re: DAC Work This Summer :-)

Valerie Sutton wrote:

> 5. And last...for several years we have been working on a new computer
> program called SignWriter 5.0, which is a totally new piece of software
> written in Java. We are not done, but I am hoping that we can have the
> first version ready for the new school year too. For those of you
> interested in computers, some of you probably wonder why it wasn't
> completed long ago! The only answer is time and money - and we have little
> of both. However, the benefits will be so great that I hope to devote time
> to this, this summer. I am working with java programmers. I am not a
> programmer myself, but I designed the symbols and keyboards, and work with
> the many spoken and signed languages that are a part of SignWriter. My part
> of the work has to do with editing the symbols themselves. Since we are
> moving from an MS-DOS platform to the Macintosh and Windows, the symbols
> themselves have to be fixed up dot by dot in a special editor, because the
> graphics is handled differently in these new machines. I am half way done
> with the symbol editing. I will keep you posted as to our progress.

Valerie: How are you? Fine? Remember me? I think so! Well, about your
message... maybe you can answer this question for us:
--> In Sign Writer user can write the word and dic returns the symbol...ok? Do
you know if is possible the user create the symbol and the dic return the word
that this symbol represents??

Thanks for atention, Leonardo Mahler.

> So that is what is on the DAC's plate this summer :-)
> What about all of you? Perhaps some of you have plans to work with
> SignWriting this summer? If so, please share it with the list...
> Have a wonderful day :-)
> Valerie Sutton :-)
> Sutton at the DAC
> Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
> Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
> (619)456-0098 voice
> (619)456-0010 tty
> (619)456-0020 fax

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