SVG version of our IMWA symbols

Sandy Fleming sandy at SCOTSTEXT.ORG
Wed May 16 21:18:43 UTC 2007


I see what you mean now.

I've come across some clashes before, especially the eyebrows+eyegaze
one, but since I've been mainly writing by hand I find myself squidging
things into place automatically, so it's not a great problem for

I wonder if hi-res is the answer to this as well? Smaller features with
thinner lines, carefully placed, might just do it?

It would take a fair bit of experimentation, though!


On Tue, 2007-05-15 at 13:18 -0700, Valerie Sutton wrote:
> Sandy Fleming wrote:
> > Can you give us an example of a face that has too many "features"  
> > to get
> > them inside the facial circle at one time? I can't really think of any
> > that would actually represent a real face. I mean, if I puff my cheek
> > out while signing, say, then my mouth gives no meaningful  
> > expression (eg
> > I can't smile "meaningfully" at the same time), so I can't think of an
> > example where the face would really get too busy.
> Yes...
> Here is an example of two Swiss-German signs from the storytelling of  
> Noah. I wanted to place all three facial expressions on top of each  
> other, making one facial circle per sign with all that information,  
> but at the moment the symbols collide with each other inside the  
> facial they had to be separated out...
> And all this is meaningful...I can make some adjusting in my re- 
> vamping of the ISWA to solve some of these issues...

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