ASL signers...please read this and give your response...

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Mar 8 20:54:54 UTC 2006

SignWriting List
March 8, 2006

> On Mar 8, 2006, at 12:29 PM, Gallant, Philippe wrote:
>> thank you… This project is for my assessment in my area.   Most of  
>> the signs that I created is in a quick way to start.  I was going  
>> to get back to some of the signs and correct the ‘spelling’  
>> including face expression in later time.  So, it is a good start  
>> to increase sign writing in our directory! SMILE…

Everyone -
I actually think that it would be a good idea to ask Steve to save  
all the signs that are only-graphics, and place them in a separate  
folder and I can get them up on the web in another way, and we can  
refer to them, a little like referring to an old dictionary, but they  
will not be a part of the real SignPuddle for ASL on the web. That  
way, we will only have signs that are created in SignPuddle, in the  
ASL SignPuddle, which means they will all load properly into SignText  
and they all will be SWML...

I think trying to clean up the dictionary right now is intolerable,  
because out of the 5 versions of a sign, three are graphics and two  
are new in SWML and just to know which ones to throw out and which  
ones to keep is exhausting and I do not foresee us ever truly  
cleaning it properly...

If we take away all the graphics files, we will currently have a  
smaller ASL dictionary online, but it will fill up quickly with new  
signs in its place, because people will miss and need those signs...

I hope you all agree with me, because I do not see another way to  
rectify the problem...we have to re-enter them no matter what sooner  
or later, but at least we will not get confused with a hodgepodge of  
different computer formats in the same dictionary...

Is this ok with all of you, if we delete all the graphics-only-files,  
from the ASL SignPuddle, so it is pure SWML?

of course we will not do this to the German SignPuddle unless  
everyone in Germany wants us to do

ASL do you feel having a clean SWML ASL SignPuddle? I  
think in the long run we will have less frustrations...

Val ;-)

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