[sw-l] a pocket-sized ASL dictionary

Kimberley A. Shaw kshaw at WELLESLEY.EDU
Mon Dec 13 19:53:18 UTC 2004

Hello all:
am in my first year of learning ASL, and am very pleased to discover the
ASL-to-English dictionary at signwriting.org; it will definitely help
solve some of my vocabulary-learning struggles!
Here is my request, however: is there any way for this dictionary to be
produced with smaller page sizes ... or to be put into a file where the
pages could be printed out in a smaller format? I have just printed out
the 23-page ASL-English sample dictionary from the website, had a copy
shop make a set reduced to 40%, and I have now just finished trimming and
sewing it into a nice little 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 - inch book which I plan on
showing off to my signing buddies.
 *This* is the size that I really want to be carrying around in my
bookbag, *not* an 8 1/2 x 11-inch 3-ring binder! In this smaller size, it
would be possible to fit 4 pages on one sheet of standard typing paper
(Euro or US format). Lay out the pages in the right order on this sheet
(pp.1-2 next to each other on the top half of the sheet, pp.3-4 on the
botton half), fold the sheet down the middle (the long way), make one cut
between pp.1-2 and 3-4, staple them together on the left side, and you've
got 4 pages for one sheet of paper! Besides the convenience of a smaller
volume to carry around, this would also save quite a bit of paper in
printing out.
Kimberley Shaw
Boston MA

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