SymbolBank complete for 2002!

Ingvild Roald ingvild.roald at STATPED.NO
Thu Sep 26 10:24:12 UTC 2002


What a tremendous work!

And yes, I would like lessons on how to enter signs into the SignBank,



>SignWriting List
>September 25, 2002
>Dear SignWriting List members:
>For the past 2 months I have been entering thousands of tiny GIFs
>into SymbolBank. I am writing to tell you that an hour ago I finished
>entering all of the Symbol Gifs for SSS-2002!
>There are 425 BaseSymbols in SSS-2002. Those 425 symbols have
>rotations and flops. The hands also have palm facing and the arrows
>have dark or light arrowheads for right or left movement. Those are
>called "Fills" in our computer terminology. So there are lots of
>little details necessary to make each symbol work in SignBank.
>So in total, the exact number of GIFs in SymbolBank: 15,814.
>That's almost 16,000!
>Of course there will always be more symbols to add, and there will
>always be different opinions as to which Sequence will work the best,
>but now at least, we have a "place to start".
>I hope to post SignBank 2002 for download on the web on October 1st.
>It will be free for now, but you will need FileMaker Pro 5.0 or later
>to run it.
>Perhaps you all would enjoy lessons in how to add signs into
>SignBank? I will be happy to teach those lessons to the SignWriting
>List, if you wish, starting October 1st...I will wait to hear if
>there are interested List members...
>Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
>Val ;-)
>Valerie Sutton
>Sutton at
>Read & Write Sign Languages
>Sign Language Dictionaries
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>Deaf Action Committee for SignWriting
>Center For Sutton Movement Writing
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>Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
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