International SignWriting Alphabet (ISWA) in finished ; -)
Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod
acpg at VTXNET.CH
Thu Sep 4 20:47:04 UTC 2008
great job val!!
Le 4 sept. 08 à 22:38, Valerie Sutton a écrit :
> SignWriting List
> September 4, 2008
> Dear SignWriting List:
> Today, Sept. 4, 2008, I finalized the International SignWriting
> Alphabet (ISWA 2008).
> It has been a labor of love on my part for several years, and all
> this year, in 2008, I have been working on it steadily. There are
> so many variations of sizes and nuances of symbols when writing
> SignWriting by hand, and it has been difficult, to capture all of
> those nuances in computers all these years. The ISWA is our best
> attempt to date.
> Although there can always be another handshape here and there,
> needed at a later date, generally I feel that the ISWA 2008 is a
> far better symbolset that the currently used IMWA, and I am so
> happy that shortly the ISWA will be available for use.
> Right now, Steve is still developing the new software. I completed
> the ISWA at 2:00 this morning. Steve will help me check it for any
> conversion issues, although I doubt there will be any problems,
> since it has been converting beautifully all along...
> Now I am writing documentation teaching the ISWA. Attached is
> Chapter 2 from the new ISWA Manual I am writing now, which has not
> been posted on the web yet.
> Chapter 2 shows the 30 Symbol Groups of the ISWA (the visual mapping):
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