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

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Mar 9 16:55:54 UTC 2006

SignWriting List
March 9, 2006

Stuart Thiessen from Iowa wrote:
> Is there a way that it can still be searchable and accessible so we
> can put the old graphic-only signs in another window or tab of our
> browser when we want to refer to an old sign and add it to the new
> dictionary?
> That would be helpful because then we don't have to re-invent the
> wheel for signs already composed. Of course, if those signs have any
> spelling errors, then we will still have to deal with the spelling,
> but at least it gives us a place to start.

Hello Stuart!
Many thanks for this response...these are important thoughts. Maybe I  
am opening a can of worms with that suggestion, but I feel frustrated  
too, because there are tiny problems people have because of this not being able to load a sign into SignMaker because it  
is a graphic, or not being able to change its color or size, or not  
being able to see it in SignText...all those issues would go away,  
but then we would have worse ones, maybe, by taking those signs away,  
because as you say, we still need to see the old entries after thinking about this, thanks to your comments, I  
am beginning to think that leaving them is probably the lesser of two least we see them immediately in the same place, and do  
not have to find another way to view the old signs...

Do you agree?

By the way, while I have you, smile...Are you considering going to  
the NAD conference here in California in July? I confess I have not  
done all the many things I thought I would do related to that  
conference, and I thought maybe you are teaching this summer  
elsewhere? What are your plans? If you are coming to California, you  
are most welcome and I look forward seeing not that  
is ok

Val ;-)

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