new hand configuration - I like this one

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Sat Mar 6 16:48:56 UTC 2010

The articulating finger would be the important value that SignTyp would note, so it would make it much easier.

SignTyp for those who do not know, is a descriptor system (currently in English) that says, in words, where each finger is located, what extension that finger may be, where contacts are, where in space they are.  It is very granular, and SignWriting is much easier to input as a system.  We are working on a database proposal that would get SW and SignTyp to talk to one another, and with that, several other sign transcription systems.

Charles Butler

From: Ingvild Roald <iroald at>
To: sw-l at
Sent: Sat, March 6, 2010 11:13:09 AM
Subject: RE: [sw-l] new hand configuration - I like this one

 I agree. The focus on the articulating finger(s) is important and easy 


Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 11:55:09 -0800
From: chazzer3332000 at
Subject: Re: [sw-l] new hand configuration - I like this one
To: sw-l at

This is much clearer and it focuses on the one finger that is moving, not the whole fist.


From: Valerie Sutton <sutton at>
To: SignWriting List <sw-l at>
Sent: Fri, March 5, 2010 2:27:24 PM
Subject: Re: [sw-l] new hand configuration

SignWriting List
March 5, 2010

This is what I was attempting to do...

Please give me feedback everyone...

As you can see...the lower handshape (Adam's hand) has the thumb pushing under the middle finger...but Ramon's photo does not have the thumb underneath the middle finger...the middle finger is just going up, but the fingertip is still a part of the fist...we need to find a symbol that cannot be mis-read as another symbol...there is no other symbol like this one in the ISWA...
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