[sw-l] Brazilian SignMaker Prototype...Please Test....

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Sep 23 22:38:09 UTC 2004

I think you actually already have the symbol.  It's the multiple closure in a circle.  We did it as a shorthand in Brazil.  See the two examples here.

linda                              linda_2

I prefer the former as it's faster to write, though an arrow at the end makes it explicit as to which way the hand is moving, to close or to open.


Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org> wrote:
SignWriting List
September 23, 2004

Hello Charles and Everyone -
Could you show me a screen capture of that symbol? I will be happy to
add it to the IMWA. And I hope in time that the Brazilian Sign
WebMessage program will use the IMWA as its symbolset, so we are
standardized around the world!

Val ;-)


On Sep 23, 2004, at 5:53 AM, Charles Butler wrote:

> This is cool.  The particular symbol I like is one I don't currently
> see in the IMWA as such which is the finger sign closure in an arc.
> This is something that has been used in Brazil since 2000 when i was
> there, and it shows the movement for linda, bela, and mundo much more
> clearly than in a straight line.
> Charles Butler
> Valerie Sutton wrote:
> SignWriting List
> September 22, 2004
> > Vinicius wrote today:
> >> Currently it works in MS IE only. You can test it at:
> >> http://www.inf.unisinos.br/~swm/criar_sinal3.php
> >> Vin´┐Żcius Costa de Souza
> >> Computer Mastering Student
> >> Unisinos University - Brazil
> >> http://www.unisinos.br
> -----------------------
> Ha! This is really cool, Vinicius! Please see attached diagram. Your
> program is not called SignMaker (SM). It is named Sign WebMessage
> (SWM). I like that name a lot, and I am glad we are not using the same
> names, so we can know which program we are talking about! So now I
> know
> that Sign WebMessage is a program from Brazil...and we look forward to
> using it...smile...;-)
> Would you like specific feedback from me? I will be happy to explain
> some details to you..the symbols, I think, need to be based on the
> IMWA, and I can guide you through that...you are very close
> already...smile...Thank you for sharing with us! Write again
> anytime...Val ;-)
> > ATTACHMENT part 2 image/gif name=SignWebMessage.gif;
> x-mac-type=47494666; x-unix-mode=0644; x-mac-creator=3842494D
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