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Pictofacile allows you to transcribe a text written in one of the 26 languages and dialects offered in a combination of pictograms. This transcription is downloadable in pdf and directly printable.
The transcription is carried out from the referencing of the ARASAAC pictogram bank.
TO TRANSLATE A TEXT
Enter the text to translate in the text bar
Press the "Convert phrase" box.
Each word is followed by one or more pictograms representing it.
For each word, click on the pictogram you want to use in your transcription.
Then, in the additional options, select the skin color or the hair color of the pictographed characters.
If you don't choose a color, a generic color is used.
At the bottom of the page appears the result of the selection: The list of pictograms and associated words. You can modify the text in the text bar under each pictogram if necessary.
In PDF generation, define the pdf layout: select the number of pictograms you want to appear per pdf line. You have 4 layout proposals: 2 per lines, 3 per lines (4cm x 4cm corresponding to the PECS® format), 4 per line, 8 per line.
Press "Generate a PDF": a preview of the PDF appears below.
Click on the printer icon to directly print the PDF.
Press the "download" arrow to download the PDF to your computer.
You can make changes to the previous transcription settings, the PDF updates automatically.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Enter a text to convert
In the text entry bar, you can enter a word, a phrase or a text directly. The size of the text is unlimited within the limits of the load capacity of your network connection.
The punctuation is taken into account in the transcription. However, it does not appear in the result. For example, there is no pictogram transcribing the « ? » or the « ! ».
If you want a punctuation symbol pictogram to appear, add the word "question" for a « ? » or « exclamation » for a « ! » pictogram or comma for a pictogram « , ».
The dot « . » is used as a line feed signal in the pdf. Each point positioned in the text induces a line break in the combination of pictograms.
For example, for the text: The cat eats. The cat drinks. The cat sleeps.
There is a pictographic layout corresponding to
The cat is eating.
The cat is drinking.
The cat is sleeping.
Select your pictograms
For each word entered in the text bar, a selection of pictograms is displayed for each word. Scroll through the list of pictograms and select the one that most closely matches your expectations.
No pictogram matches your text?
Edit the text using a synonym. Then replace the synonym with the original word in the text bar of the "Selection Result "space.
"Nothing was found for this word" is displayed?
This means that no pictogram has been referenced to this word.
No pictogram corresponds to the concept to be transcribed?
You can select no image. No pictogram will be displayed in the pdf but the corresponding word will be written.
Otherwise, edit the text using a synonym. Then replace the synonym with the original word in the text bar of the "Selection Result" space.
Your sentence is not transcribed correctly?
First try to simplify its structure to « Subject Verb Complement » or « Subject Verb ».
Examples of reformulation
For example, instead of writing « he is sleeping » enter the text « he is sleeping ». Then, you can change the result to the original text in the results preview.
For example, if you want to translate « Hello, my name is Marie »
Write « Hello, I'm a girl.» Then you replace « am » with « my name » and « girl » with the first name « Marie » to obtain a suitable combination of pictograms.
Colors of pictograms
You can modify the color parameters of pictograms containing characters.
You can adapt the pictogram to the concept character you want to represent. Choose the hair color and the corresponding skin color. The pictogram is then more figurative of the concept transcribed.
However, you can only choose one skin and hair color for all characters represented in one text.
The Result of the selection
If you have not selected the pictograms, click on Default pictograms for the missing choices: the pictograms selected will be the first results of each proposed pictogram considered to be the most relevant in relation to the reference words.
At this step, you can modify the written text. For example, if you want to see the punctuation appear, re-enter it in the text bar. Replace the synonyms with the words of the original text when it is necessary. Adjust CAPITAL / Lower case letters.
You have 4 options for the size of the pictograms with a maximum of 8 pictograms per line.
The size of 3 pictograms per line corresponds to the format of the PECS ® pictograms.
Once the pdf has been generated, you can print it or download it to your computer. Each modification after generating the pdf, induces an automatic modification of this pdf. It is not necessary to generate one new.
The pictogram transcription is available in 26 Languages. To translate into another language, click on the Languages tab at the top right of your screen. Click on the language that interests you. Then, resume. same text transcription path.
TREATMENT OF SMALL BUGS
When you transcribe several sentences in a row, the first text may persist in the editable preview of the results. However, you can generate the pdf: the new text will be entered there.
To avoid this, refresh the page (loop arrow in your browser's task bar) before entering new text to transcribe.