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Themis Karaminis |
Date: Sat Mar 31, 2001 5:11 pm
Subject: Re: Greek Sign Language Dictionary
It is nice to hear you will work for the Greek version of Signwriting.
We write from left to right in greek and the greek alphabet has 24
characters many of which are Roman also.
I will sent you the material needed the soonest possible.
On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Valerie Sutton wrote:
> Hello Themis!
> Thank you for this message. And thank you for telling us about your
> 600-sign, Greek Sign Language Dictionary. I believe you just received
> the SignWriter program in January of this year? You have worked very
> quickly!! Congratulations on all you have accomplished ;-)
> Regarding your question. I will be happy to create a Greek version of
> SignWriter 4.4 for you. As you know, we already have 10 spoken
> languages represented in SignWriter. All ten languages use the Roman
> SignWriter 4.4 is an old program, in the sense that the editors I
> must use to create a new version are based on the old computer world
> of MS-DOS. This means that SignWriter 4.4 does not automatically
> "hook into" the operating system in Windows. In other words,
> SignWriter does not "hook into" the "font system" that is setup in
> Windows, so although we cannot use your Greek fonts in SignWriter
> 4.4, I can create a NEW Greek font, just for you, in SignWriter 4.4.
> This means I will be manually entering every Greek symbol personally,
> into an editor, and making SignWriter 4.4 type Greek!
> Unfortunately, I am uneducated to the Greek way of writing, but if
> you can provide me with the Greek symbols, plus show me where they
> are located on your keyboard (a keyboard map), I will be happy to do
> my utmost for you....
> Plus, to make the commands work on the screen in Greek, I would also
> need you to translate over 100 English command lines into the Greek
> language, type them in Microsoft Word in Greek, and provide me with
> your modern Greek fonts too, so I can "reproduce" what you typed on
> my Windows computer....this is not uncomplex, and it may not work,
> but I am happy to try ;-)
> If for any reason this does not work, I want you to know that several
> different programmers are working on more modern versions of
> SignWriter that are not in MS-DOS, but in Windows, and when that day
> comes, a lot of these problems will be solved.
> So for right now, we will try to create this special Greek version of
> SignWriter 4.4 manually, symbol by symbol. Is Greek written from left
> to right? The spoken language section in SignWriter requires
> left-to-right writing...and how many symbols are there in the Greek
> I look forward to discussing this further...
> Val ;->
> Valerie Sutton
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