Ethiopian Handshapes in the IMWA

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Wed Jul 12 15:37:56 UTC 2006

SignWriting List
July 12, 2006

Page 1 of the Ethiopian Manual Alphabet
document shows us three handshapes. The
first one is already in the IMWA. But
the second and third handshapes need to
be a Circle Base (an Open Fist), rather
than the square base, which is a Tight

When we write by hand it is so fast to
write the difference between a square
and a circle...but in computers, each
one is a separate symbol that needs all
96 flops and rotations...

So today I will add the second and third
handshapes to the IMWA.

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