[Sw-l] Request from Brazilian LIBRAS writer for Fingerspeller for LIBRAS
Stephen E Slevinski Jr
slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Thu Mar 12 14:16:09 UTC 2015
The process to create a new fingerspelling option is a two step
process. Step 1) create a list of letters and the associated FSW
strings. Step 2) properly center the FSW strings so that the
constructed fingerspellings will properly align.
Step 1 needs to be done by someone who knows the target language.
Primarily, they need to create the entries in SignPuddle for all of the
fingerspelling letters. After that, they can point me to the correct
puddle/entries, or they can help me and compile the list for me like the
The FingerSpelling feature of SignPuddle uses a simple text file per
set. Here are the first 3 lines for ASL:
The Germain Sign Language is interesting because it has letter
combinations for SS and SCH:
Step 2 is more involved and usually takes me an hour or two. Each FSW
string needs to be re-centered so that the center of the palm is the
center of the sign. I created a simple page that helps me re-center the
For each letter, paste in the FSW string and adjust the horizontal and
vertical offsets accordingly. Once the sign is properly re-centered,
copy the new FSW string and paste it into a text file.
After the text file has been created with all of the re-centered signs,
I can install it on SignPuddle online and it will be available in the
Here are the current FingerSpelling files available.
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