SVG version of our IMWA symbols
signwriting at MAC.COM
Sat May 12 17:59:47 UTC 2007
Charles Butler wrote:
> I hope, however, we will always have a choice in rendering SW as
> horizontal or vertical, precisely for use in classrooms where one
> is trying to compare grammar for a horizontally written language
> and a vertically written one. I know we miss lanes with that, and
> that is an essential feature of sign language, not really sure how
> to point out that other than both vertical and horizontal
> renderings. One does that with Chinese or Korean, where a word or
> meaning is compact in the Chinese or Korean and then expanded in
> the English or other alphabet.
> Fingerspelling compared letter for letter, sign cluster for
> grammatical phrase, there will always be a good reason for
> horizontal possibilities, even with vertical preferred.
Yes of course we will always need this kind of flexibility.
Right now, with the current software, we can create left-to-right
documents by using a Word program, doing layout of each sign left to
Or you could use the old SignWriter DOS or SignWriter Java
programs...type something from left to right, and take a screen
capture of the writing and use that as a diagram in your Microsoft
So why not use SignWriter Java for horizontal writing, and SignPuddle
1.5 for vertical writing?
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