[sw-l] Symbol Group folders and PDF listings...
sutton at signwriting.org
Sun Jul 11 18:33:58 UTC 2004
July 11, 2004
Dear SignWriting Listers:
The International Movement Writing Alphabet (IMWA), SSS-2004, is a
listing of all of the symbols in SignWriting and DanceWriting. There
are 50 groups of symbols. I am finalizing each group of symbols, one by
Today I posted Group 01-05: Five Fingers. It is a large group...42
handshapes. Some are unusual, since some are used more in DanceWriting
than SignWriting. And some of the unusual handshapes come from Irish
Sign Language...like flat hands that have a space between the middle
and index fingers....and also I added some variations of relaxed
fingers forward...Ingvild...perhaps you could check to see if your need
is solved now?...Take a look at the PDF for Five Fingers...
To download the PDF documents, or the graphics files for each group, go
to this web page:
SSS-2004 Group Folders and PDF Documents
I am now working on Group 01-06: Baby Finger (hands that relate to the
baby finger in some way)...
This is slow work. I have been cleaning up inconsistencies in the
rotations. It is good that I am doing that, but it means re-numbering
thousands of symbols...some can be re-numbered quickly with specialized
software, but others have to be re-numbered manually, since there is no
consistent pattern...and then these new numbers have to be re-entered
into the SymbolBank database...smile...
I pray this work will benefit the world...A consistent symbolset should
lead to better software ...and better software may lead to increased
sign language literacy...
I hope someone will answer this message, so I can see if the List is
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