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

Steve Slevinski slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Thu Mar 9 18:01:37 UTC 2006

Hi Val,

We could always create a new puddle called sgn-US-pic.  I would then 
move the graphic only signs into this new puddle. 


Valerie Sutton wrote:
> 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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