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rosmord [The Main Sign Info Editor Window]
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rosmord [Contributing your sign description to JSesh]
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 This field allows free text comments for signs. The most important use for this is to document uncommon signs, giving bibliographical references about them, and in general helping the user to select the best possible sign. If you want your sign description to be included in the distributed version of JSesh, they should have bibliographical references to back up their claim. Please also note that JSesh is a free software, but that it must respect copyright. So, this is not the place for blind copying of the sign lists of the usual grammars (it doesn'​t mean of course that you can't use them as sources). You can write descriptions in multiple languages, although it would be better if there were an english version for each sign. This field allows free text comments for signs. The most important use for this is to document uncommon signs, giving bibliographical references about them, and in general helping the user to select the best possible sign. If you want your sign description to be included in the distributed version of JSesh, they should have bibliographical references to back up their claim. Please also note that JSesh is a free software, but that it must respect copyright. So, this is not the place for blind copying of the sign lists of the usual grammars (it doesn'​t mean of course that you can't use them as sources). You can write descriptions in multiple languages, although it would be better if there were an english version for each sign.
 === Tag list editor === === Tag list editor ===
-==== The Tag list editor ​====+{{ http://​jsesh.qenherkhopeshef.org/​files_jsesh/​images/​SignTagsWindow.png |The Tag list editor}}
  
 This window allows to describe the sign in terms of various short descriptive words called "​tags"​. Those are available in the palette to select sub-categories of a given family. For instance, "​standing"​ characters (obviously, the tags used here do not apply to A44). The left window displays all available tags, listing first those which are already used for this family, and then the other tags. The best way to tag signs is to look at similar signs, and see how it's done. This window allows to describe the sign in terms of various short descriptive words called "​tags"​. Those are available in the palette to select sub-categories of a given family. For instance, "​standing"​ characters (obviously, the tags used here do not apply to A44). The left window displays all available tags, listing first those which are already used for this family, and then the other tags. The best way to tag signs is to look at similar signs, and see how it's done.
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 I'd like to draw your attention toward some very useful tags, which are a bit different. Those are "tall narrow sign", "low broad sign", and "long narrow sign". Those tags are used as special families in JSesh palette. I'd like to draw your attention toward some very useful tags, which are a bit different. Those are "tall narrow sign", "low broad sign", and "long narrow sign". Those tags are used as special families in JSesh palette.
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 To add a new tag to a sign, simply select the tag in the left list, and click on the left-to-right arrow. To remove a tag, use the same principle. Note that you can't remove tags which are given in the "​Official"​ JSesh list. To add a new tag to a sign, simply select the tag in the left list, and click on the left-to-right arrow. To remove a tag, use the same principle. Note that you can't remove tags which are given in the "​Official"​ JSesh list.
-The tag creation window 
  
-The Tag Creation Window+==== The tag creation window ==== 
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 +{{ http://​jsesh.qenherkhopeshef.org/​files_jsesh/​images/​tagEditor.png |The Tag Creation Window}} 
 This window (accessible through the tools menu) allows you to create new tag, and associate multilingual translation with them. Those translation are not currently used. This window (accessible through the tools menu) allows you to create new tag, and associate multilingual translation with them. Those translation are not currently used.
-The menus 
-File 
  
-Open user default file +==== The menus ====
-opens the file which contains your own definitions for signs. Those will automatically be used by JSesh the next time it's launched. +
-Save :saves your work in your user definition file. As long as it hasn't been done, your file is unchanged. +
-Clear :create a brand new workspace, with no data in it but the "​official"​ one. Your user file will in any case be changed only if you save your work. +
-Edit+
  
-copy +=== File ===
-copy this sign's definition for future use +
-paste +
-paste the data copyied for another sign into this sign definition. Very usefull when dealing with close variants. +
-Tools+
  
-Display/​Hide Palette +  * Open user default file: opens the file which contains your own definitions ​for signs. Those will automatically be used by JSesh the next time it's launched. 
-allows to open the sign palette, ​for selecting ​signs (by drag and drop) +  * Save :saves your work in your user definition file. As long as it hasn't been done, your file is unchanged. 
-Display Tag Editor +  * Clear :create a brand new workspace, with no data in it but the "​official"​ one. Your user file will in any case be changed only if you save your work.
-open (or closes) ​the tag editor window, for creating new tags.+
  
 +=== Edit ===
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 +  * copy: copy this sign's definition for future use
 +  * paste: paste the data copyied for another sign into this sign definition. Very usefull when dealing with close variants.
 +=== Tools ===
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 +  * Display/​Hide Palette: allows to open the sign palette, for selecting signs (by drag and drop)
 +  * Display Tag Editor: ​ open (or closes) the tag editor window, for creating new tags.
 ==== Contributing your sign description to JSesh ==== ==== Contributing your sign description to JSesh ====
  
 Your sign descriptions are stored in a file called signs_definition.xml,​ which is placed in: Your sign descriptions are stored in a file called signs_definition.xml,​ which is placed in:
-(Your home directory)/​Library/​Preferences/​JSesh on macintoshes. For instance: /​Users/​rosmord/​Library/​Preferences/​JSesh/​signs_definition.xml on my machine. +  * ''​(Your home directory)/​Library/​Preferences/​JSesh'' ​on macintoshes. For instance: /​Users/​rosmord/​Library/​Preferences/​JSesh/​signs_definition.xml on my machine. 
-c:​\Documents and Settings\YOUR LOGIN\JSeshData on windows (basically, JSeshData in your personnal ​directory). Normally, the JSeshData directory is created by JSesh, so you can search for it if you have doubts. For instance, C:​\Documents and Settings\Rosmord\JSeshData. +  * ''​c:​\Documents and Settings\YOUR LOGIN\JSeshData'' ​on windows (basically, JSeshData in your personnal ​folder). Normally, the JSeshData directory is created by JSesh, so you can search for it if you have doubts. For instance, ​''​C:​\Documents and Settings\Rosmord\JSeshData''​
-$HOME/​.jsesh on linux.+  * ''​$HOME/​.jsesh'' ​on linux. 
 To contribute your sign descriptions to JSesh, simply send me this file. I will decide what can go in the general JSesh distribution. There are many problems I must take into account: the software must remain general enough, correct enough, and I must avoid copyright infrigement. To contribute your sign descriptions to JSesh, simply send me this file. I will decide what can go in the general JSesh distribution. There are many problems I must take into account: the software must remain general enough, correct enough, and I must avoid copyright infrigement.
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