Square Fist Symbol in SignMaker

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Tue Dec 12 19:05:29 UTC 2006

SignWriting List
December 12, 2006

Hello Charles and Everyone!
Typing will someday be in SignPuddle, as well as drag and drop. So  
people will be able to choose either...their choice!

It just takes time to do software development, that is all.

Actually, regarding the old software....there were lots of people who  
never learned how to type, in SignWriter DOS. And for those people,  
the drag and drop was better...so it depends on the person...

Anyway - we will have both in SignPuddle someday...

I personally can drag and drop so quickly, because my computer is  
fast, that I personally have had no problem with it...

Val ;-)


On Dec 12, 2006, at 10:58 AM, Charles Butler wrote:

> I really am looking forward to the day that we are back to a typing  
> rather than a drag and drop system for Sign Writing.  Drag and drop  
> takes forever, and typing with specific sequences helps one to  
> memorize the system much better.  I know that the DOS system and  
> Windows 98 are no longer supported but they really could do a lot  
> of things well, even though they didn´t save into SignBank or IMWA.
> Just my opinion (I have been a speed typist since I was 14) as I  
> would like to be able to duplicate that speed in sign writing,  
> which would show a distinct advantage in showing the applicability  
> of an equivalent system for reproduction as typing is to spoken  
> language.
> Charles Butler
> Valerie Sutton <Sutton at SignWriting.org> wrote:
> SignWriting List
> December 12, 2006
> On Dec 12, 2006, a question from a SignPuddle user:
> > I tried to find just plain Square symbol but i cannot find it ...
> > all square symbols have lines attached it ... i just want a plain
> > square because it is fist hand...
> Thank you for your question. You looked in the correct place. The
> very LAST symbol, has no thumb lines attached. It is a plain
> square...See attached diagram...

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