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Wed Dec 5 18:34:05 UTC 2007
I think it is important to clarify that Translate does not actually
translate anything. It just provides a word-for-word substitution
between the spoken language word and the sign language sign. This
causes me to wonder if it might be better not to call that function
"Translate"? People who are not aware of this distinction might think
that using the translate feature actually translates between spoken
languages and sign languages.
I'm not sure what a better replacement would be. I will think on that.
On 5 Dec 2007, at 12:19 , Valerie Sutton wrote:
>> I hope you can help me.
>> I am looking for a translator that I can type an
>> english sentence and have it provide the signwritting
>> translation with words under each sign.
>> any suggestions
> Yes of course.
> Go to:
> SignPuddle Online
> Click on the flag of the country sign language you want to use...
> One caution...only some countries have large dictionaries to
> translate from, so if you choose some countries with nothing in
> their dictionaries yet, that would not help you much!
> So if you choose the US or Flanders or French-Swiss or Germany for
> example, then you have something to translate from...
> Once the dictionary for your country is open, click on the Translate
> Button on the side of the screen...
> Type the words you want to translate and push the Translate Button...
> but you are not done yet...
> scroll down and choose the variations of possible signs for each
> word...there are many signs that can mean the same word, as with all
> languages...so if you know sign language you can choose the best
> signs for the words you are trying to translate...
> Then press the Update button and your sentence will be written in
> There is also video instruction if you wish to watch how to do this:
> Go to:
> and click on Video 12
> Val ;-)
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