SVG version of our IMWA symbols
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Sun May 6 21:53:14 UTC 2007
On May 6, 2007, at 2:13 PM, Sandy Fleming wrote:
> As I explained in my mail to Charles, the stick figure is only to be
> there if the user wants it, and it's never printed. Moreover, when a
> sign has been completely typed, the stick figure is moved on for
> the next sign, and the typed sign is formatted to take up only the
> it needs. The stick figure isn't part of the sign, it's just an
> typing aid (like all the other light blue stuff such as a grid or the
> symbol orientation line I suggested above).
>> I think the ISWA is a wise change...I am tired of seeing Skateboards
>> in the SignWriting symbolset!
> Skateboards?! Where are my juggling clubs? Where's my unicycle? :)
Thanks for this message. Actually, I have written jugglers before in
circus routines, with props, and I have written people's movements
while on bicycles with Movement Writing. Once I was hired to write
the difference between subtle body language of an autistic child
versus a "normal" child....just the rocking back and forth they do,
having nothing to do with Sign Languages...and I am sure you have
seen the writing of archeological studies in Movement Writing?
Researchers in the sciences are now thinking of using Movement
Writing to write the movements of weaving cloth in ancient cultures.
Here is Viking wood carving movements:
Movement Writing for Scientific Gesture Research
So the IMWA is a way to write all human, animal and insect movement.
I have written movements of dog's tails waving and the body language
between five hearing people having a conversation in a living room
and how their bodies related to each other...and of course I have
written huge full ballet scores...preserved the Royal Danish Ballet
system of training...thousands of DanceWriting documents...and
trained 80 teachers of DanceWriting...
It is another world...
and there is SignWriting...which uses around 75 percent of the
symbols and is not applied the same, but certainly can be read by
anyone who knows DanceWriting, and signers can read DanceWriting too!
Someday, just to have a DancePuddle...exactly as Steve has it
today...but with all the IMWA symbols for writing dance....that would
be a dream come true...but right now...we all agree that the ISWA is
what we need for the world...and for UNICODE...
SignWriting is a part of Movement Writing, but SignWriting does not
have to incorporate all of Movement Writing...
I like your ideas very much and will wholeheartedly try to make your
work easier if at all possible with the ISWA...
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