Report from Vals Desk ;-)

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Mar 30 17:04:51 UTC 2006

SignWriting List
March 30, 2006

Dear SignWriting List Members!
Our list has been silent recently, for a number of reasons, but I am  

Good things to report:

1. SignPuddle and SignText
Steve is working on some cool new versions of SignPuddle and  
SignText, that should be coming in a few months...The new  
developments will not only fix old problems, but will solve them in  
an important new way that paves the groundwork for future  
programming...Thank you, Steve, for your hard work and magical  

2. SignBank
SignBank is being improved by programmer Todd Duell to work with the  
new FileMaker Pro 7.0 and 8.0 programs. This is excellent, because  
this means that later SignBank can receive data from SignPuddle and  
SignText...and the three programs will inter-relate with each other.  
So 2006 should produce three programs for SignWriting that work  
together: SignPuddle-SignText-SignBank.

3. Bible Translations
In 2006 people have been busy writing Bible passages in SignWriting!  
There are several projects now...not only in American Sign Language  
(ASL) but also in other signed languages as well...

Regarding the ASL Bible passages that are King James version, in  
SignWriting, you can read them and download them online. Go to:

SignBible Site

Scroll down to see the many documents, which you can now read in PDF  
format! Thanks to Pastor Dettloff and his Deaf Church, and to Jerry  
Spillman, for the excellent web site!

4. So what is Val doing? smile...
Recovering from the flu...I am fine...and taking care of technology  
behind the scenes...

Hope to hear from all of you!

Val ;-)

Valerie Sutton
Sutton at

1. SignWriting
Read & Write Sign Languages

2. SignBank
Create Sign Language Databases

3. SignPuddle
Create Sign Language Dictionaries

4. SignText
Create Sign Language Documents

5. DanceWriting
Read & Write Dance Movement

6. MovementWriting
Read & Write All Body Movement

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