Hoi,<br>To me the naming of people in sign language is so different from the name that is in official use. My name in sign language can be given to me, this whole concept is sweet :) The closest I have come so far to seeing my name written in a way that I do not recognise is
<strong class="selflink">ゲラルド・メイセン</strong> a transcription of my name in Japanese :) This was also given to me.<br><br>Valerie, would it be possible to have my first name in the SVG characters, this will allow me to have it in a bigger size. This looks better if I am to use it as an identifier for my user on facebook .. :) Also I am happy to report that we have at this moment some 18 people who have joined the SignWriting cause on facebook.
<br><br>I think that I should also include a reference to this mailing list :)<br><br>Thanks,<br> Gerard<strong class="selflink"></strong><br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 9/7/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Valerie Sutton
</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">SignWriting List
<br>September 7, 2007<br><br>Thank you, Charles, for explaining this to Gerard ;-)<br><br>Maybe a Deaf person will give you your Sign Name someday, Gerard, but<br>until that time, why not use fingerspelling of your first name?
<br>Charles attached it here, in ASL fingerspelling, but since you are<br>from the Netherlands, it would be more appropriate in Dutch<br>fingerspelling, but until we meet someone from the Netherlands who<br>can write that for you...here is the ASL version of your name that
<br>Charles wrote:<br><br><br><br>Or...you can go to the Dutch SignPuddle and write it yourself in<br>another way...<br><br>Dutch SignPuddle<br><a href="http://www.signbank.org/SignPuddle1.5/index.php?ui=1&sgn=68">http://www.signbank.org/SignPuddle1.5/index.php?ui=1&sgn=68
</a><br><br>and Search by Words to see other signs and how they are written...and<br>then click on SignMaker to write a brand new sign and save it to the<br>SignPuddle under the name Gerard ;-)<br><br>Val ;-)<br><br><br><br>
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