[sw-l] Symbol Group folders and PDF listings...
hope_hurlbut at SIL.ORG
Wed Jul 14 06:47:00 UTC 2004
Hmm! Interesting work you are doing, but SO tedious. I am glad it is not
I will be interested to see some of your results. Maybe some of the
SignWriting symbols that I have "invented" are already available in the
work you are doing. When I put pieces together, they are not very elegant.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Valerie Sutton" <sutton at signwriting.org>
To: "SIGNWRITING List" <sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu>
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 2:33 AM
Subject: [sw-l] Symbol Group folders and PDF listings...
> SignWriting List
> 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
> Val ;-)
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