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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Dec 11, 1998  5:11 pm
Subject:  Re: Higher Resolution Symbols Online

> I wasn't aware the quality of the symbols from version 4.3 is not that
>Yes! Go ahead and put more symbols online. I would download it and put aside
>in a SignWrite directory to create the puzzles.
>Caroline =)

Hi Caroline -
Thanks for this message too :-)

Glad to know you want the .GIF files, and I will slowly post more of them
and inform you when they are on the web.

Just as a clarification for those new to this issue...SignWriter 4.3 is for
MS-DOS, and it prints beautifully. The quality of printing in small sizes,
for example, is wonderful.

But the screen resolution (how the symbols look on the screen) is not as
good as the newer program we are working on, SignWriter 5.0.

That is because the old MS-DOS world had fewer dots per inch, so it was
impossible to have symbols that didn't have some jagged edges.

So, this means that when you want to "capture" symbols from the screen, or
export files into paint programs, the symbols have jagged edges. So I
always go in and "clean up the symbols" before I create .GIF files for the
web. No problem...just time consuming.

So that is why I am offering to post those "cleaner symbols" as .GIF files
for people to download from our web site. This is only an interim solution,
until our new program, SignWriter 5.0, is ready.

Meanwhile, Caroline, it may be that people don't care about jagged edges,
when playing puzzles! So using SignWriter 4.3 to type your puzzles will be
fine, I think. You can download the shareware for free:

Download Shareware

Have a splendid day!

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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