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Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Feb 6 21:09:31 UTC 2006

Hello Charles!
Exactly! Cherie and Ingvild wrote email in sentences with  
Lanes...without any need for a word gloss...This changes the  
experience of writing email in SignWriting, because now we are  
getting to real Sign Language grammar issues...writing directly in  
the movements of signed languages, with no spoken language  
involved...and that is really great...The other email program in  
SignPuddle is still there to use, but it had been criticized by those  
who do not want to use glosses to write signed languages, so now we  
have both for all kinds of people!

Actually Steve did develop a way to access the SignPuddle dictionary,  
while composing in SignText, but since SignText just was released in  
this new version, less than a week ago, I have not had the chance to  
write the manual yet...

Steve - Can you teach everyone how to use SignPuddle to get some  
signs into a SignText sentence?...

Frankly, I hope that most people will compose each sign directly in  
SignText without thinking in glosses...that is the whole point of  

And, SignPuddle already has a way to search for signs with different  
handshapes...but not related to email. When we type email in English  
we do not search for words in a dictionary...we type directly, and  
that is what SignText gives us...so there are different programs for  
different purposes...

Amazing isn't it?...smile...

Want to try it? Go to:


Val ;-)

PS. What is the difference between SignPuddle, SignBank, and SignText?

SignPuddle...Create signs online, add them to a dictionary, search  
the dictionary, send email using glosses

SignText...Create Sign-Sentences and Sign-Documents online or  
offline, send email, no glosses involved!

SignBank...Create, Print, Search and Publish Multi-Lingual Sign  
Language Databases...SignBank can be used to print thick  
dictionaries....like a websters dictionary...easily and  
automatically, once the database is filled with signs...

Both SignText and SignWriter are ways to create documents...

Val ;-)

Valerie Sutton
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