AW: Improving palm facing for plain square symbol....

Stefan Woehrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Tue Jan 6 09:52:52 UTC 2004

Hi Val, Tini and friends ...

I am sorry - but I would prefer very much the "good old square" Whenever
there is the need for more accuracy I would rather prefer to add the arm
line and voila - no misunderstanding of the orientation of the fist any
more -
Let us keep the symbol set as small as possible -

but for any computer - software -needs  you may need a solution - but that
has not to be necessarily a part of every day writing - ???

Little children and may get confused if the "Gestalt" of the signs contain
more and more strokes, gaps, ...

That is my opinion


-----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
Von: SignWriting List [mailto:SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA]Im Auftrag von
Valerie Sutton
Gesendet: Dienstag, 6. Januar 2004 04:41
Betreff: Re: Improving palm facing for plain square symbol....

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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