[Sw-l] Sign Maker - Collecting ideas for faster writing
richardgleaves at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 25 16:37:28 UTC 2021
It may not be practical in use, but in principle today's hardware and software technology should be able to support a SignWriting text-input system where a stylus is used to write SignWriting in handwritten or shorthand form, and then the software performs sign search on the entered handwriting and offers the choice of selecting a matching sign that is written in the regular SignWriting system.
For a historical example of such a text-input system successfully implemented for the Roman alphabet, see the following:
> On Nov 25, 2021, at 7:45 AM, Uta Meißner <uta.hielscher at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> So far, we, delegs (is working with sign2mint), have received about 2000 videos and have also transcribed them. We have been able to gain a lot of experience with signwriting.
> Who also has experience?
> We need about one hour for 20 videos and that is too much. We want to go faster. One video is only about 2 seconds long.
> My suggestion:
> - Sign search must be built in, because many signs are similar. And it should be suggested signs and if I find a similar one, then I choose it and adjust it.
> - Handshape symbol should always be placed in the middle if neutral (want to avoid long dragging)
> - Language selection should lead to reduction of symbols like hand shapes. DGS, for example, has only about 60 hand shapes.
> - Left hand that are paralell or symmetrical should be inserted automatically.
> What do you think?
> I am looking forward to our animated exchange!
> Best regards Uta
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