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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed Mar 8, 2000  8:47 pm
Subject:  SignWriter 4.3...Working with Dictionaries


SignWriting List
March 8, 2000

Dear SignWriting List Members:
For those who are new to SignWriting, you can download a shareware
version of the SignWriter Computer Program:

Download SignWriter Shareware
http://www.SignWriting.org/sw128.html

SignWriter Computer Program Package
http://www.SignWriting.org/sw124.html

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WORKING WITH DICTIONARIES
Here is some general information about working with dictionary files.


CREATING NEW DICTIONARY FILES
(page 61-62 in the SignWriter Reference Manual)

When you use the Setup Dictionary command to switch to a new dictionary,
typing the name of a dictionary that does not exist causes the following
message to appear:

"(name you typed)" not found. Create new dictionary with this name? (Y/N)

Pressing the 'N' key (or Escape) cancels the command, keeping the current
dictionary. Pressing 'Y' creates a new empty dictionary with the name you
typed, and makes it the current dictionary.

NOTE - Dictionary names can be up to six characters long, and can consist
of either numbers or letters. The standard dictionary name is a
three-digit number representing the country code.

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SWITCHING BETWEEN DICTIONARY FILES
(page 61-62 in the SignWriter Reference Manual)

1. To switch dictionaries, press the Setup command (Alt-'S') on the file
screen. The command line is replaced by the following message:

Setup | Printing Country Dictionary

2. Press the 'D' key (for 'Dictionary'). The following message appears on
the command line:

Setup | Current dictionary is 001. New dictionary:

3. Press Return to keep the current dictionary. Otherwise, type the name
of the dictionary you want to switch to, then press Return.

The contents of the new dictionary will appear when you next use the
Dictionary command.

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Val ;-)

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Valerie Sutton


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