Google logo is written in Braille today ;-))

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jan 5 18:01:19 UTC 2006

My observations:
  "Google" is not the only search engine, Valerie, and I think whatever sign you use needs to recognize that.  
  "Search the net" is a good phrase, but Google is a Trademark.  Brazil fingerspells SW though they call the system "escrita de sinais".  

Valerie Sutton <sutton at> wrote:
  SignWriting List
January 5, 2006

Hello Lucyna and Honza!
Great to hear from you...I think your plan is great, Lucyna...Problem 
is to find an ASL way to say Google, without using Fingerspelling or 
inventing a new sign...but if a few ASL experts could agree on a 
small-phrase in ASL that means Searching-The-Web, or something like 
that, then that could be accurate ASL and people can really see what 
SignWriting looks like...Is there anyone on our List who can create 
such a phrase for us, written in SignWriting? Stuart and Philippe? 
You are both Deaf and use ASL...Any ideas for a phrase that can mean 
Google?...Val ;-)

On Jan 5, 2006, at 8:13 AM, Honza wrote:

> Hi, yes I know Braille well (I work some time i library for blind)
> anyway I also thought about GOOGLE in SW ;)
> maybe some day it appears.
> Honza
> Lucyna Dlugolecka wrote:
>>> I am totally floored! know how to type Braille? How 
>>> did you do that? smile...Ha! Wow...You can see I do not know 
>>> Braille ....And that is very nice to see my name in 
>>> you.
>>> Thank you for informing us, Nana....I am impressed with your 
>>> knowledge of Braille ;-)
>>> Val ;-)
>> I don't know Braille either but it's quite easy, just the letters 
>> are replaced with combitnations of dots, like in the Morse 
>> alphabet they are replaced with dots and dashes. Btw, as a kid I 
>> knew the Morse very well, I just learned it for fun :-)
>> As to yesterday's Google, I wondered a lot and my immediate 
>> thought was that it should be in SW one day...
>> I think we should prepare the word Google in ASL as it's the most 
>> popular SL in the world and the IS is known mostly in Western 
>> Europe. ASL is something like a synonym of a SL. :-)
>> The word should be as a sign for GOOGLE, and if there isn't any, 
>> in ASL fingerspelling. And then the Google company should be 
>> informed about our initative (Val, you should indicate the date, 
>> in which Google in SW should appear :-))
>> Howgh!
>> Lucy


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