[sw-l] An IMWA Keyboard

Stephen Slevinski slevinski at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Dec 15 03:15:24 UTC 2004

Hi Adam,

A few thoughts... The 5 finger hand group (Group 01-05)  contains 50
symbols.  Instead of combining this group with another, it should probably
be split.  This is what Val has done when she designed a keyboard layout for
the IMWA (sss-2004).  She divided this group into 3.  She also uses the top
row number keys for additional space.

If you have not already, you may want to compare and contrast with her

View the document online:

I see that you have "Lanes" on the keyboard.  How would you have that work?

What about the special SignWriter commands: mirror, variation, fill, and


PS - On your page, I see that you are using the image.php script to create
SignWriting.  Looks good.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
[mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu]On Behalf Of Adam Frost
  Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 3:40 PM
  To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
  Subject: [sw-l] An IMWA Keyboard

  Hello all!

  I have placed on my website the set-up for a keyboard for the IMWA.
http://www.freewebs.com/frostvillage/mysignwriting.htm This is just a
thought of how it could look. I know that I will have to explain how I have
merged groups. I might have to do that at a later time. The reason for it is
so that there is enough room for the function keys on the home keyboard
while keeping at minimum the keystokes to get a desired symbol. Right now it
is only two to three keystrokes. Any thoughts?


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