[sw-l] New Keyboard Demonstration Software

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Feb 9 17:52:00 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
February 9, 2005

Hello Everyone and Sandy!
I want to thank you, Sandy, for posting this information. Please
forgive that I am running sooo late on everything now...SignWriting is
really spreading...It is quite exciting. There are new groups using
SignWriting everyday. And there are more and more computer programs
being developed...We are sooo fortunate!! Right now I am testing
SignWriter Tiger by Daniel Noelpp in Switzerland, and writing a web
page about SignWriter Python by Lars Majewski in Germany, and working
with Stephen Slevinski in the US, on new features for the SignPuddle
programs...It may take me a few days before I can review your work...so
be patient...it will happen! And I hope others can give you feedback
even faster than I can...I look forward to reading the messages...Val


On Feb 9, 2005, at 7:14 AM, Sandy Fleming wrote:

> Hi List!
> As promised I've written a proof-of-concept for some of the things we
> were
> discussing before Christmas.
> It features a new kind of keyboard, compact ASCII file storage for
> SignWriting, and symbols displayed independently of the IMWA or SSS.
> Mainly I'd like opinions on the keyboard input method - whether you
> think
> it's worth developing further (for contact, movement &c) or whether
> you have
> problems with it. The whole point is getting quick access to the
> symbols of
> the language by touch typing. Obviously it's the sort of thing that
> takes
> practice to master, especially since there are many more handshapes in
> than there are keys on the keyboard! But any handshape can be typed
> with
> only one or two keypresses.
> Curretnly this only demonstrates handshapes, but I have keying methods
> for
> everything else thought out as well - it's just a matter of finding
> out if
> people on the list think I'm going in the right direction before
> writing
> more of it.
> You can find downloads, instructions and everything at:
> http://bsltext.org/software/
> Although this is presented on my BSL site the current language module
> is
> derived from the SSS-US, so it's more suitable for typing ASL, really!
> More
> language modules can easily be created, though.
> I should also say that this is my first attempt at releasing software
> over
> the Internet - so please be patient with me if you have problems
> running it
> on your particular OS to start with.
> Thanks for taking a look!
> Sandy

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