problem - pasting a head-symbol in SW 4.4

Stefan Woehrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Sun Feb 16 20:56:50 UTC 2003

Hi Antony,

let us start ;-)

How to paste a "head-symbol"  if it doesn ±²  work ? ha -

Ok - the reason for your trouble with this is, that you have to leave enough
space between the cursor and the upper line ;-)

So move the cursor downward and a little bit to the right , look for the
"headsymbol" and press the corresponding key - no white square anymore but
instead the head . As long as it is flickering you can move it to the place
where you want it to be placed.

Often this problem occurs if you try to put a second headsymbol with an
arrow above the head upon a typical "eye-brow - head"

I think you should now be able to paste the head - the way you want to ?

You know how to create bmps and gifs in order to attach them to your email -
message ? This is very helpful in order to clarify the question - or to
present spelling - suggestions ;-))

Attached you find my idea of what I read out of your description - do you
want it this way ?  What is your next question ? Can you rewrite this sign ?

Stefan ;-))
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  Von: SignWriting List [mailto:SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA]Im Auftrag von
Antony Daamen
  Gesendet: Samstag, 15. Februar 2003 00:30
  Betreff: Re: New Handshapes to Be Added to SymbolBank....


        Hi Val and all others,

        I have downloaded th eprogram and have been playing with it. Trying
to understand and learning............

        I wanted to write the sign: "How are you?" in Auslan.

        maybe it is a difficult sign to write, but I had to start

        As it is a Wh-question (who where how what?) the eyebrows are
raised, the head slightly tilted.  (=A question mark - body language.)
        The four fingers are pointed to the chest, the thumb is pointed to
the sky.

        the hand(s) move forward  from the chest, toward the person whom the
question is asked, and changes to the "good" handshape,which is:  fist, with
the thumb up.

        can be one-handed or two handed, depending on: the 'slang' of the
person, the intensity ( if you haven't seen your best friend for a while, or
just a morning greeting), also if you have something in one hand :-)

        ok. I have been playing with your program and have not been able to
get it right....
        Can't find the first handshape, cant raise the eyebrows. find the
right picture for raise eyebrows, but when I press the corresponding key, a
white square apears on the left bottom and that is all...

        Ok then i decided to do something more simple: the Our Father

        I found the fist handshape, but could not find the right-hand arrow.

        both fists in front of the body, found one arrow in the left
direction, but not the arrow for the other hand....

        After my playing  i have read the instructions, but was nothing the
        So sorry, I have to stick my hand up in class or line up for help
with the other students....

        Thank you -my favourite teacher- would you be able to push me in the
right direction??


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