SymbolBank complete for 2002!

Stefan Woehrmann2 stefanwoehrmann at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 27 17:48:58 UTC 2002

Hi Valerie and List members,

today we started our holidays - two weeks school off -

I told my students about your work and described your efforts to get all
these thousands gifs into the SignBank program -

Hm - they reacted in a very emotional way. I was impressed !

In the end we tried to express our gratefullness with a specific sign that
has become very meaningfull to most of us. Well - we are far away from a
standard that would allow us to participate in Stanleys performance - but we
did our best - our way !!

Good luck to all of you

Stefan ;-)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Valerie Sutton" <Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG>
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 11:09 PM
Subject: SymbolBank complete for 2002!

> 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
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