[sw-l] left-handed or right-handed?

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Dec 7 17:58:28 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
December 7, 2004

Yes. That is correct. Vertical writing gives us some advantages that
writing horiztonally does not. That is why Deaf people who were native
to ASL and skilled in SignWriting requested that the vertical writing
become the standard and I believe in it strongly. The only problem is
that software is not developed yet to compose correctly with SignLanes.
Stephen's SignText is the first program in history to attempt the issue
of weight shifting and SignLanes, but even after it is developed I will
need to teach people how to use the SignLanes properly...It may be a
couple of years before there is enough documentation...Val ;-)


On Dec 7, 2004, at 9:46 AM, Sandy Fleming wrote:

> Val wrote:
>>> That is why our DAC staff members requested vertical writing years
> ago...because they were writing weight shifts... <<
> I got this wrong because in the past people who wrote horizantally
> justified
> it by saying that you could get the equivalent to writing in lanes
> because
> the head position shows the centre.
> Horizontalists take note!  :)
> Sandy

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