Daniel Noelpp: Re: Dan's SWML suggestion about pasting sign

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri Jul 11 17:38:58 UTC 2003

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 14:39:36 +0200 (MEST)
From: Daniel Noelpp <d.noelpp at gmx.ch>
To: SignWriting List <SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA>
Subject: Re: Dan's SWML suggestion about pasting sign

> Angus wrote:
>> [...] the beginning when Cecelia chose to copy and paste signs from 
>> the
>> dictionary rather than learning to type.
>>         I think one of the reasons for this is that the typing process
> in
>> SignWriter is confusing and unintuitive.  I'm not sure how I'd change
>> this, but it'd be nice to try and get some usability/ergonomics people
> to
>> review it.
>> [...]
> Hello Angus
> I want to make the successor of SignWriter DOS, the
> SignWriter Java program very ergonomic but nobody
> should have to change their typing habits. So it is
> important for me to know why you find SignWriter
> DOS confusing and unintuitive.
> I am not sure whether I understand you. Firstly I think
> using whole signs from a dictionary is a good idea. It is
> possible to write the same sign in several ways and
> using a dictionary helps to maintain consistency. And
> secondy I think SignWriter DOS is a good but very old
> program. Do you criticize that it is very old (for example
> white on black, which was common twenty years ago
> and the awkward menu and file system) or do you
> criticize the keyboard assignments of the symbol
> groups or yet something else?
> Daniel

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