Only comment "in the absence of spelling rules, there are multiple ways to write the same sign". There are spelling rules but the differences in spellings are often from point of view (expressive, receptive, upper view, side view) for clarity of what hand shape is actually being used and the perception of speed or direction of movement. 

In my personal experience I have tried to go through the Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS) and ASL dictionaries and enforce a sign-spelling-sequence for the signs that are there so that an "ordered system of signs" can be use in the classroom along with other teaching methods. 
 
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August 12, 2014

Hello Claudia -
Thank you for telling us about this paper. I am happy to see it. Of course I immediately was attracted to the written Italian Sign Language on this page - I enjoyed reading it - Here is a screen capture - 






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On Aug 12, 2014, at 7:30 AM, Claudia S. Bianchini <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

In Garcia B, Sallandre MA (2013) "72. Transcription systems for sign languages:
A sketch of the different graphical representations of sign language and their characteristics". In  C. Müller, A. Cienki, E. Fricke, S. Ladewig, D. McNeill and S. Tessendorf (Ed.) "Handbook "Body-Language-Communication" (2013).  1125-1338

There is a part on SW


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