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PS - I found the avatar, he belonged to a different thread.
Spooky! But lots of potential.
- Kim

On 4/29/10, Kimberley Shaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello all:
> sorry to come late to this conversation! I've had limited access to
> email on machines bigger than my phone lately.
> The video on the signwriting.org front page of the guy signing from
> the book of "John" is great! I like it, because I have always wished
> that good ASL renditions of Jewish liturgy were more widely available
> ... but have so far not have had very enthusiastic response from the
> Jewish signing community. Yet. And this fellow is very clear in
> explaining why it is important for Deafs to have written literature in
> signed languages.
> Kudos to him!
> It gives me incentive to keep on with my own projects.
> PS - wherever this "avatar" is, I don't know. Can somebody please explain?
> Best,
> Kim from Boston
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 3:05 PM, Kate <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi Charles!
>> Thank you very much for the feed back.
>>
>> 1) How do I make the avatar to perform a sign form the start start of
>> each
>> sign. This default position of the avatar is the hands on the waist when
>> it
>> signs it moves from the default position and performs the sign. Should
>> there
>> rather be a pause between the default and the end position? What do you
>> suggest?
>> 2) The orientation is wrong...thanks!
>> 3) I thought its AUD, because the 'V' moves right,left,right.
>> 4)Thanks for the correction, and It was supposed to be RV
>>
>> 've just double checked the fingerspelling, it turns out its actually
>> Spanish not ASL!
>> Many thanks for the feedback
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 8:12 PM, Charles Butler
>> <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Having worked with avatar programs in Brazil before, I have a few
>>> observations.
>>>
>>> 1) Avatars may have a default beginning setting, this one seems to have
>>> one, but that default setting is not the start point of each sign.  Each
>>> sign has a beginning and an end.  With this avatar, all signs start at
>>> the
>>> waist, not at the natural beginning of each sign.
>>>
>>> 2) Some orientations seemed to have been viewed backward.  This may be
>>> because of a misunderstanding of avatars and expressive signwriting.
>>> The
>>> one sign I can rememer is understand.  The palm facing is toward the
>>> writer,
>>> not away from the writer.  The avatar signs away from the writer.
>>>
>>> 3) Unsure which fingerspelling system is being used.  A sign that says
>>> AUD
>>> is apparently AVD, which may be some other fingerspellings outfit, but
>>> not
>>> ASL.
>>>
>>> 4) The sign translated "ASL" reads as "RV" in ASL, so I'm not sure which
>>> signed language is being produced.
>>>
>>> Charles
>>>
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: Kate <[log in to unmask]>
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Sent: Wed, April 21, 2010 1:35:48 PM
>>> Subject: Re: Need your help - can you view this video?
>>>
>>> works very well...
>>> I use Safari!
>>> Kate
>>>
>>> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 4:15 PM, Ingvild Roald <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I can see the video clearly
>>>>
>>>> Ingvild
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> > Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:59:40 -0700
>>>> > From: [log in to unmask]
>>>> > Subject: Need your help - can you view this video?
>>>> > To: [log in to unmask]
>>>> >
>>>> > SignWriting List
>>>> > April 20, 2010
>>>> >
>>>> > Hello Everyone!
>>>> >
>>>> > I need your help. Can you view the video from YouTube that I just
>>>> > posted on the front page of our web site?:
>>>> >
>>>> > Go to:
>>>> >
>>>> > SignWriting Site
>>>> > http://www.SignWriting.org
>>>> >
>>>> > This is the first time I have ever embedded a video from YouTube on a
>>>> > web page, and it is in Flash, or SWF I guess...
>>>> >
>>>> > I have never posted a video in Flash before, and DreamWeaver, the
>>>> > program I use to do web design, keeps telling me that I have to do
>>>> > several
>>>> > things to make it visible on the new Internet Explorer...and I am
>>>> > having
>>>> > problems...it shows up on my Mac, but I am concerned maybe it will not
>>>> > be
>>>> > visible on a PC?
>>>> >
>>>> > Does anyone use the latest version of Internet Explorer on Windows?
>>>> > Because the Mac no longer uses Internet Explorer and I have no way to
>>>> > test
>>>> > it...
>>>> >
>>>> > The video is wonderful! A Deaf man, named Ed, from Michigan, who
>>>> > attends the Deaf Church that Pastor Ron Dettloff directs, explains in
>>>> > ASL
>>>> > that he was born Deaf and that he learned a little SignWriting but
>>>> > still
>>>> > needs to learn more, and then he reads out loud in ASL from the book
>>>> > written
>>>> > in SignWriting...He does a great job and it is a good video - Thank
>>>> > you, Ed
>>>> > and Ron, for doing this for us, and giving us permission to post...
>>>> >
>>>> > Thanks for your feedback, everyone!
>>>> >
>>>> > Val ;-)
>>>> >
>>>
>>
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