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Subject:

Re: Brazillian Encyclopedia

From:

Stephen Slevinski <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

Date:

Tue, 21 May 2019 15:27:46 -0500

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On 5/21/19 1:48 PM, Marcos Aurélio Hermogenes Boriola wrote:
> After your answer, I went to my data file and found some SignTexts 
> wrote in a different format.
> I.e.: AS10041S10049S20600M18x23S10041n3xn7S10049n17xn7S20600n11xn23
> I'm wondering how to convert this SignText to FSW because I can't see 
> the same pattern at the beginning of this SignText like the one you 
> converted as an example.


With Formal SignWriting, a sign is written as a two-part word.  The 
optional prefix is a temporal order for sorting and other time based 
processing.  The spatial signbox is mandatory.

The sign in question:
AS10041S10049S20600M18x23S10041n3xn7S10049n17xn7S20600n11xn23

The "A" starts the temporal prefix. The symbol keys start with S 
followed by 5 additional characters.  The "M" starts the spatial 
signbox.  The "M" stands for middle lane.  Other options are "L" for 
left and "R" for right.

So to break down the sign...
A S10041 S10049 S206