Email written in ASL in vertical columns on the web?

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Apr 1 17:43:00 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
April 1, 2004

Dear SW List and Stephen -
Since the SignWritng List owner, Paul Cowley, in Canada, asked us not
to post html messages (although occasionally we do...but we
shouldn't!).... Since that is the case for this SignWriting List, which
is an international List anyway, and ASL is not the only language being
used...Maybe the PUDL site could have a web-based ASL Email Forum for
those who want to type emails in ASL? That way, the email will be in
one signed language, rather than multiple, and it will encourage true
ASL literacy. I bet there will be people who will not know what was
said, because they do not know SignWriting well enough yet, but I would
be happy to teach how to read each email, whenever anyone asks...and
that way, slowly but surely, people will become fluent in reading

This would solve the problem of no html messages immediately... and it
would keep the SignWriting List international...

Val ;-)


On Mar 31, 2004, at 7:20 PM, Stephen Slevinski wrote:

> Hi Pastor Ron and Judy Dettloff,
> If you can view html emails, you shouldn't have a problem viewing the
> SignWriting emails.  If you can give me a little more information, I
> might
> be able to figure out what is happening.
> However, the email tool is giving me problems.  The emails I send are
> being
> marked as spam.
> If I can get it to work better, I plan on adding premade glosses for
> holidays and special occasions, so that it is very easy to send
> SignWriting
> emails.
> -Stephen
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SignWriting List [mailto:SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA]On Behalf Of
> Ronald Dettloff
> Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 10:14 AM
> Subject: Re: Typing in SignWriting
> Dear Stepen,
>   I appreciate so much what you have added to the SignWriting forum.
> You are
> helping us who are on the practical end. We use SW everyday. The
> dictionary
> is great! I think the gloss discussion does really do us any practical
> good
> right now. Because SW is in DOS we have no choice but to use our
> glosses to
> llook up words in the dictionary and then modify them.
>   I love the way we can make SW emails now, but I sent one to my
> Outlook
> Express and it would not read it. Do I need to download some program.
> This
> is an excellent way to get the news out about SW and our Bible
> translation.
>   By the way I am integrating C.K. Ogden's Basic English Dictionary
> with our
> dictionary.
> God bless,
> Pastor Ron and Judy Dettloff
> Home of the SignBible -
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