SignWriting Report: Working on SSS-2004

Ingvild Roald ingvild.roald at STATPED.NO
Fri Jan 16 13:17:31 UTC 2004

SignWriting List <SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA> skriver:
>SignWriting List
>January 15, 2003
>And then there is the dilemma of soooo many symbols. The only way to
>handle typing all that, is to pile the known handshapes under the Keys
>using the Variations Key, so that related symbols will be available by
>tapping on a key.

Yes, we (I suppose?) understand that this is the only practical way

> Plus, under one of the Full-Body Keys, we will have
>the ability to construct new handshapes and symbols. I am writing a
>tiny paper on Handshape Construction Rules, so hopefully the typist
>will not have problems constructing a new handshape, when the need

This is very good, I look forward to that. Not that the need is pressing,
but to have the rules handy if the need arises or people are asking about
how the existing symbols are created.


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