Improving palm facing for plain square symbol....

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Jan 6 03:40:31 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
January 5, 2004

Hello Everyone and Tini!
You are correct, Tini...It is true that when writing by
hand, the back of the hand has problems with the slash like a Q,
because it will look like another handshape...for could
look like an index finger sticking out, rather than a thumb
maybe the Q slash idea is only ok for the white palm...

But the computer version of the same symbol is very useful for the
typist...who needs to know what palm facing they are typing...that way
signs can be sorted by SSS properly in dictionaries and without that
marker the typist doesn't know which palm facing they this
little marker has its usefulness in computers at least...I am
disappointed about the Q marker for the back of the hand
though...thanks for pointing that out to me...oh well!

Please take a look at the attached shows how it helps with
the computerized symbols...Val ;-)

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