[sw-l] FOR SANDY: New Fan Handshapes

Sandy Fleming sandy at FLEIMIN.DEMON.CO.UK
Wed Nov 24 07:45:07 UTC 2004

Hi Val!

Thanks, these look great!

Your lessons on how handshapes were made were very interesting. A while ago
I tried devising a non-graphical scheme where any handshape could be
expressed using up to 16 pieces of data - it wasn't very hard to do but I
imagine that it's already been done.

I'm wondering, do you think it's possible for a computer program to be
written that would generate handshpe graphics from data? This would be a
better solution for wordprocessors, instead of having to have the IMWA
downloaded, which is huge. But are the rules for drawing handshapes
consistent enough to make this possible?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> [mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu]On Behalf Of Valerie Sutton
> Sent: 20 November 2004 16:55
> Subject: [sw-l] FOR SANDY: New Fan Handshapes
> SignWriting List
> November 20, 2004
> Dear SW List and Sandy:
> A long time ago we discussed some new fan-like handshapes, as shown in
> the attached diagram. Numbers 1 and 2 in the diagram are new handshapes
> that will be placed in the IMWA in the future, but number 3 is already
> in the IMWA. Do these seem readable, Sandy?  Thanks for your
> suggestions for new handshapes - Val ;-)

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