Flat Hand - In-Between Palm Facings...

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri Dec 26 22:19:03 UTC 2003

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December 26, 2003

 >>>Charles Butler wrote:
I'd prefer that the computer program not be more than quintupled in 
size to show every shade of these multiple hand shapes, which will 
require not simply 96 shapes in the graphics to be created, but more 
than 192 extra hand shadings PER hand, rather simply add two circles 
(left and right hand) to show the extra angle beyond simply front, 
back, and half-and-half.

Val responds:
Ha! smile...I had never planned to add more palm facings to other 
handshapes...it is only the Flat Hand under consideration here - We 
would go crazy if we doubled the amount of palm facings we 
have...no...in the SignBank for Research Use symbolset...called the 
sss2004, I will simply add those special variations for the Flat Hand 
only, plus the other symbols that we have discussed...but that does not 
mean that people will necessarily use the symbols in SignBank for 
Research Use...many of them will not be used for daily use, because it 
becomes too much detail...but like a big closet, we can always go in 
and search for rarely used symbols occasionally, if we absolutely have 
to...It will be interesting to see what ends up being used on a daily 
basis, say, in a decade...maybe half of what we are using now, I bet...

Val ;-)

Valerie Sutton
Sutton at SignWriting.org

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