SignWriting List
September 19, 2012

Hello Madson, Raquel, Steve and SignWriting List members…

As you can see, Madson, there are messages posted recently on the SignWriting List, all entitled: " [SW-L] New handshapes for the ISWA 2010 " that answers your email below.

Thank you for posting pictures of the new handshapes you feel are needed to write LIBRAS (Brazilian Sign Language)…

You offered to send Steve the artwork in Corel Draw. That sounds like a good idea. Please do that.

Steve is considering creating an Addendum for new handshapes, that will in time be available in SignPuddle. This will take time, but if you submit your artwork now, that is a beginning….

Send the artwork to me and Steve privately and we will keep this in a list in a file to be worked on later…

Thank you for informing us!

Val ;-)

Valerie Sutton
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On Aug 30, 2012, at 6:10 AM, Madson Barreto wrote:

Hello Steve and everyone,

sorry for the delay in responding to the message. I planned to do this for some time, but demorei.

See 06 new handshapes found that along with your writing sample and in Libras. They are not in ISWA. To write them obey the instructions on the site to write new Handshapes. Nicer handshapes similar and merged with one another. We can not use the finger pieces for writes them.

By the time we found these new handshapes, questions and photos posted here List (november 2011 to March - or April 2012).

Soon we vectorize these handshapes if you want, Steve, I can send you files from Corel Draw (. Cdr) and photos when everything is ready.

Hugs to all


Hi Madson Barreto,

Very nice work.

On 8/1/12 9:09 AM, Madson Barreto wrote:
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Thus we find five handshapes that are not yet in ISWA.

Is there any place I can find out about these missing hand shapes?

Do you use other hand shapes instead or do you add finger pieces to construct the hand shapes?