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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Thu Dec 17, 1998  11:58 pm
Subject:  SignWriter Shareware

>Sounds great!! I'm the only SignWriter in our household so it needs to wait
> until
>our computer can handle some of the stuff Valerie has generously allowed us to
>download. *smile* Cheryl

Hello friends -
I am alive, but very tired and I have a great deal of mail and orders and
no staff. As you know, I run everything myself. I hope in time we can raise
enough funds to pay a staff again, but at this time it is not possible. We
are all volunteer, and SignWriting is really spreading. A wonderful and
interesting time for all of us. So that is why you don't always hear from
me :-)

Cheryl - In regards to SignWriter Shareware, it is an old piece of software
that was actually designed for older computers. The new SignWriter 5.0 will
be for fancier computers, but the shareware should be just fine for your
computer. I run it on an old AST 486 sx that we have in our office. It was
made for the old days! And we have run it on 286's also, so there generally
should be no problem. The biggest problem people have with the shareware is
printing, but for the internet you don't need to print anyway, if you are
making .GIF files.

It can even print out on the old Epson dot matrix printers, so there is
hope for you using it.

Perhaps you are having problems downloading it? If so, I can send you a
shareware disk snail mail.

In regards to USA dictionaries - the shareware includes a 3100 ASL sign
dictionary. So if you already have the shareware, you already have quite a
large dictionary to work with. (Caroline...if you are reading
already have a big dictionary :-)!!

Of course, it is not a dictionary of religious signs - but it has general
signs used in ASL. It needs to be updated and improved and added to, but it
is something to start with anyway!

So for anyone who wants to download the shareware, try this page:

Download Shareware

Nice to be in touch with you all again -

All my best -

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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