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Hi Charles,
    I enjoyed your symposium “Ordering Signs in Dictionaries” http://www.signwriting.org/symposium/presentation0010.html
I was wondering if Steve and Val had been able to find you a solution.  Val mentioned that she thought that Steve would have an easy way for you to do your sorting.


I would like to implement a sorting algorithm for SignWriter Studio as I haven't implemented any yet and I am starting to produce a Honduran Sign Language dictionary. 


I understood how you are doing the ordering comparing hand shapes, comparing rotations, comparing facings, comparing facial areas, etc.  I like it very much.


A couple things I wanted to ask.

For your algorithm to work properly does the sign sequence of a sign need to be filled out?  I am getting the impression that your sorting could sort dictionaries without the sign sequence, is this assumption correct?  Or would it sort signs according to the symbols in sign sequence?  It doesn't seem to take into account the order of the symbols in the sign sequence, is this correct?

Also do you have another document comparing the other symbols like movement symbols, etc?  If so could you send it to me?


Thanks

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