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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Sun May 7, 2000  2:43 pm
Subject:  Re: SW in Databases

At 7:37 PM -0400 5/6/00, Bill Reese wrote:

>Trevor, can you let me in on some of the secrets of database construction
>and tell me if it's possible to comma-delimit a definition of a
>signwriting glyph?

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May 7, 2000

Thanks Bill, for this question. I suspect Trevor has already answered
it too...but I just wanted to comment...

One of the reasons why I like FileMaker so much, is that it can store
QuickTime movie clips and other graphics and animation, as well as
standard text. I am sure this is true with other database programs

So it is really a matter of defining the signs as "graphics" and
somehow making it possible to transport the signs as graphics into
the database.

Meanwhile, thanks to Angus, Jerry and Stefan, we have succeeded with
placing whole dictionary files from SignWriter 4.3 into PDF files -
that is a great success. And if we can do that, I am pretty sure
there is a way to transport to databases too...even if we have to
write some new software to bridge between the two formats...that
would have value for us...and become one of many choices for
SignWriting users.

Val ;-)


Valerie Sutton


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