[sw-l] Sorting dictionaries by SSS...

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Feb 3 17:31:54 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
February 3, 2005

Kimberley A. Shaw in Boston, Massachusetts, USA wrote:
> I need help on a related query -- *how* do you search the SignPuddle
> dictionaries by *sign*? I'm only able to pull up entries by guessing
> which
> word in English (for ASL) might correspond to the sign I'm after ...
> isn't
> there supposed to be a way to search/find by handshape?

Yes! But not in SignPuddle yet. SignPuddle is only sorted by
spoken-language alphabets at the moment.

There is only ONE computer program that sorts by the sign-symbols of
the Sign-Symbol-Sequence right now...It is called SIGNBANK, and you can
download the software from the web for free, and then I can teach you
how to print out dictionaries sorted by Sign Symbol Sequence (SSS)...

I was planning to post a new version of SIGNBANK this evening...If you
can wait a day, I will post it and then announce it tomorrow on the
SignWriting List, and then you can download SIGNBANK and I will teach
you how to print your dictionaries sorted by SSS..



Val ;-)

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