I am taking a week off...
erhoffma at OBERLIN.EDU
Tue Sep 2 11:59:46 UTC 2014
On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>
> enjoy and well deserved !!
> On 2 September 2014 05:48, Valerie Sutton <signwriting at mac.com> wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> September 1st, 2014
>> Hello everyone!
>> There are so many great projects. I truly appreciate everyone’s energy
>> and enthusiasm.
>> I never took any time off after the Symposium. In fact the weeks directly
>> after the Symposium were more stressful for me...
>> So I need a break. I am going to try to take a week off if I can…I work
>> out of my home, and I take care of my parents in our home, so I cannot
>> leave, but at least I can rest -
>> There are so many new projects, I am concerned that you will think that I
>> have forgotten you - Not at all - I hope others will jump in and give you
>> the support you need.
>> Here are some developments...
>> 1. Claudia - Your presentation is captioned! Many thanks to Nancy Romero
>> for the transcript, and to Adam Frost for the captioning. You can view your
>> presentation captioned here:
>> Presentation 1
>> 2. Most of the Slide presentations at our Symposium are now uploaded onto
>> our SlideShare account. I still need to upload a few more, but you might
>> enjoy visiting our SlideShare account:
>> SignWriting for Sign Languages on SlideShare
>> This provides your slides with a viewer on your Presentation web pages,
>> and later we can use SlideShare as a part of the next Symposium.
>> 3. Yair - I hope to give you more feedback when I return next week - I
>> worked for a decade on Keyboard designs - 17 country keyboards for
>> fingerspelling and for the spoken language alphabets of each country which
>> I manually prepared…each fingerspelling keyboard is exact on these web
>> pages, relating to the way the keyboards work in each country…in SignWriter
>> Go here to see the mappings:
>> there are lots more pages because there were lots more countries…
>> Maybe you could download DOSBox and install SignWriter DOS inside DOSBox
>> and start typing with it to see how we did things -
>> One thing you will need is a way to finish the writing of a sign with
>> your new typing device…in SignWriter DOS we use the Space Bar to move on to
>> the next sign - Does your typewriter use the Space Bar to move to the next
>> sign vertically? the program needs to make it clear when a sign is done,
>> because otherwise it can become like a run-on sentence with an unending
>> very long sign -
>> And fingerspelling is typed down when we write vertically - I am sure you
>> know this already ….
>> And last, did you know that we have Fingerspelling TrueType fonts by
>> Michael Everson? They are really good:
>> Download TrueType Fingerspelling Fonts
>> but they only type left to right and they are not FSW…
>> and then Steve has given us the Fingerspeller feature in SignPuddle now…
>> which is FSW ;-)
>> 4. Maria and Fabrizio - regarding your software that will transcribe sign
>> language videos into SignWriting… It will be very valuable for the world.
>> Although it is good that you know in advance the issues surrounding
>> Receptive and Expressive, on the other hand, I hope that will not deter
>> you, because if you really could get a program to write even the very
>> basics of just hands and movements - that alone will be a useful tool…and
>> could possibly cut the video transcription time in half for transcribers…so
>> please go ahead with the Receptive if need be, because that is only
>> practical for automatic transcription I would assume...
>> Have a great week everyone - many blessings -
>> Val ;-)
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