Wiki article on SignWriting

CWren at DOE.K12.GA.US CWren at DOE.K12.GA.US
Mon May 21 14:41:16 UTC 2007

I have photos of all the manual alphabet handshapes, and some 
classifiers...  Do you think line drawings would be easier, or photos?

Cherie Wren
GSD Staff Interpreter
232 Perry Farm Rd
Cave Spring, GA 30124
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CWren at wrote:
> This is the picture I was thinking of, but its using the stokoe 
> handshapes from this picture    Which I still have no idea where it 
> came form.  So although I think they would be great information for 
> the SW article, I have no way to determine the license for the 
> picture of Stokoe's handshapes.

This is a wonderful chart, Cherie!

I have never seen this before that I remember...but I like it!!

I can send you the illustrations that we own the copyrights to, and 
you could replace the illustrations one by one...If you have time to 
do that, tell me, and I will start sending them to you...I may not 
have all of them, but you could always take photos of your own hands 
too...I have some hand photos as well, of my nephew's hands...

Once the illustrations are replaced, then I hope when you post it, 
that you will give it the most open and free license 
possible...copyright free....I want everyone to use SignWriting, and 
diagrams related to it, freely with no restrictions...

I feel frustrated when people think a writing system would be 
restricted from use...nothing can be farther from the truth...

We can place this new chart on our SignWriting site as well as 
Wikipedia...I know it will be useful to people, as it was to you ....

Many thanks for all you are doing, Cherie...

Val ;-)

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