SignWriting Receptive View

Sun Apr 15 19:25:47 UTC 2007

Hi Valerie,

  Yes, it is good to chat a little again here!

  Just beautiful this captioning work! And one thing is clear to me: it
can show to any person that knows nothing about SW how easy it is to
read it, and how faithful SW can be to sign languages.

  Ah, maybe I was wrong about changing the indication of the dominant hand
when automatically going from expressive to receptive: it seems that
just mirroring the image takes care of that.

  All the best,

  Antônio Carlos

> On 4/15/07, Valerie Sutton <signwriting at> wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> April 15, 2007
>> So Adam, maybe you will be interested in creating ASL captions on
>> videos with James Short when he comes back from Japan? We are talking
>> about creating a real DVD that could be played in people's TV sets
>> and computers, that provides a variety of styles of captioning in ASL
>> to show people what variations are available...a little like a "proof
>> of concept" to show people what is possible that may lead to some
>> funding for a big ASL captioning effort...I could write a grant
>> requesting funding for this concept...
>> Val ;-)
> I would love to do that. :-) I have to admit that the caption editing was
> very easy. The only problem that I had with this whole thing (and you
> touched on it a while ago) is that the SW as of right now can't be very
> small and clear at the same time. With the video viewing screen on the
> computer being so small, I could only fit about two signs per frame which
> meant that each frame went by really fast. If there was a way to make it
> so
> that the signs could be smaller, but not lose readability, then more signs
> could stay on the screen longer much like English captions.
> Adam

Antônio Carlos da Rocha Costa
Escola de Informática
Coord. Prog. de Pós-grad. Informática
Universidade Católica de Pelotas

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