differences in fist tensions from signer to signer

Sandy Fleming sandy at SCOTSTEXT.ORG
Thu May 17 17:10:08 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-10 at 09:47 -0700, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> Have I answered all your questions? probably not...I will try to  
> review all the emails...anything you need from me besides a clean  
> ISWA symbolset? (grin ;-)


Now that I think about it, there is something I (and I'm sure other
developers) could really use, and that's a collection of SignWritten
signs - from any number of languages - that are particularly difficult
to write clearly, that could be a challenge to present legibly on the

So we have those over-burdened facial expressions to consider. What
other signs do we know that are "extreme" in some way? For example:

    o    over-burdened facial expressions;
    o    signs where the fingers pull parts of the face about;
    o    hands held very wide or very high;
    o    leg or even foot contacts;
    o    complicated signs for numbers;
    o    signs where symbols tend to obscure each other;
    o    handshapes changing in complicated ways during execution;
    o    complicated movements such as drawing shapes in the air;
    o    extra-fine movements such as signs indicating different parts
of the eye;
    o    signs describing intricate machinery such as town clocks that
put on a show of clockwork figurines;

or anything else that you think might be difficult to render.

I could certainly use any such signs as reference tools for making sure
that software can cope with anything that gets thrown at it, so any
contributions of difficult signs (in any language) would be appreciated.


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