MALAYSIA Sign for Malaysia

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri Jul 15 02:55:23 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
July 14, 2005

> Aisha Shamsuna Ahmed wrote:
> Guess there is a bit of a misconception. I am actually not  
> Malaysian so
> I don't know the language. I also don't know Sign language so I may  
> have to learn that too. Guess
> I thought that it might be easier  for me to learn Sign Writing so  
> that I can develop the application. I
> would be willing to learn ASL or BSL.

Hello Aisha!
Yes. We did have a misunderstanding. I thought you were fluent in one  
of the many dialects of Malaysian Sign Language and that you wanted  
to learn to write your language in SignWriting.

Are you a computer programmer who wants to develop software for  
handheld devices in general?

As far as learning to read and write a sign language in SignWriting,  
usually people either know a sign language first, or they are taking  
classes in sign language and want to use SignWriting to record what  
they are learning.

So perhaps you can enroll in a sign language class at your university  
in Malaysia and then we can help you learn to write the signs you are  
learning in class?...

I cannot teach you ASL or any sign language personally...

But if you simply want information on how to develop software for  
SignWriting, then I would start on this web page and read about the  
programs currently under development and then write again with  

SignWriting Software Forum

Val ;-)

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