SignWriting in Sign Language classes

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Tue Oct 2 20:13:59 UTC 2007

SignWriting List
October 2, 2007

On Oct 2, 2007, at 10:59 AM, Gblpbl at wrote:
> I am enjoying this dialogue about animated sign writing. I have the  
> most basic question: when you all write back and forth, I see that  
> you are showing figures, examples of what you mean..because I see  
> at the bottom the the message a black box with a red arrow in  
> it....but I never see the figure. How do I access these examples?
> Polly Lawson in Peru

Hello Polly in Peru!
I am glad you are enjoying the messages...

Computer programs do act differently and a lot depends on how your  
email software is configured...

For example, I just checked, and your email address is getting normal  
email messages from our SignWriting List....This means that you  
should be able to view the diagrams inside your email messages  
visually, if your email software is setup to accept receiving  
attached files in MIME you may want to check your email  

That little black box with the red arrow does not sound like  
something I have seen before, but it may mean "a graphic" that you  
cannot see...

Meanwhile, there are two other ways to see the can  
access the Archives to read the messages and click on a link to view  
the graphics in the Archives:

SignWriting List Archives

or you can change your email to Digest Mode, and I believe you can  
read the diagrams in the Digest Mode...

But if I were you, I would try to get my email configured to read  
graphics...what is the email program you are using?

Val ;-)


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