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Hoi,
enjoy and well deserved !!
Thanks,
     Gerard


On 2 September 2014 05:48, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> SignWriting List
> September 1st, 2014
>
> Hello everyone!
> There are so many great projects. I truly appreciate everyone’s energy and
> enthusiasm.
>
> I never took any time off after the Symposium. In fact the weeks directly
> after the Symposium were more stressful for me...
>
> So I need a break. I am going to try to take a week off if I can…I work
> out of my home, and I take care of my parents in our home, so I cannot
> leave, but at least I can rest -
>
> There are so many new projects, I am concerned that you will think that I
> have forgotten you - Not at all - I hope others will jump in and give you
> the support you need.
>
> Here are some developments...
>
>
> 1. Claudia - Your presentation is captioned! Many thanks to Nancy Romero
> for the transcript, and to Adam Frost for the captioning. You can view your
> presentation captioned here:
>
> Presentation 1
> http://www.signwriting.org/symposium/presentation0001.html
>
> ——
>
> 2. Most of the Slide presentations at our Symposium are now uploaded onto
> our SlideShare account. I still need to upload a few more, but you might
> enjoy visiting our SlideShare account:
>
> SignWriting for Sign Languages on SlideShare
> http://www.slideshare.net/SignWriting/presentations
>
> This provides your slides with a viewer on your Presentation web pages,
> and later we can use SlideShare as a part of the next Symposium.
>
> -------
>
> 3. Yair - I hope to give you more feedback when I return next week - I
> worked for a decade on Keyboard designs - 17 country keyboards for
> fingerspelling and for the spoken language alphabets of each country which
> I manually prepared…each fingerspelling keyboard is exact on these web
> pages, relating to the way the keyboards work in each country…in SignWriter
> DOS...
>
> Go here to see the mappings:
>
> http://www.signwriting.org/forums/software/fingkeys/fkey001.html
>
> http://www.signwriting.org/forums/software/fingkeys/fkey032.html
>
> http://www.signwriting.org/forums/software/fingkeys/fkey044.html
>
> there are lots more pages because there were lots more countries…
>
> Maybe you could download DOSBox and install SignWriter DOS inside DOSBox
> and start typing with it to see how we did things -
>
> One thing you will need is a way to finish the writing of a sign with your
> new typing device…in SignWriter DOS we use the Space Bar to move on to the
> next sign - Does your typewriter use the Space Bar to move to the next sign
> vertically? the program needs to make it clear when a sign is done, because
> otherwise it can become like a run-on sentence with an unending very long
> sign -
>
> And fingerspelling is typed down when we write vertically - I am sure you
> know this already ….
>
> And last, did you know that we have Fingerspelling TrueType fonts by
> Michael Everson? They are really good:
>
> Download TrueType Fingerspelling Fonts
> http://www.signwriting.org/catalog/sw214.html
>
> but they only type left to right and they are not FSW…
>
> and then Steve has given us the Fingerspeller feature in SignPuddle now…
> which is FSW ;-)
>
>
> ———
>
>
> 4. Maria and Fabrizio - regarding your software that will transcribe sign
> language videos into SignWriting… It will be very valuable for the world.
> Although it is good that you know in advance the issues surrounding
> Receptive and Expressive, on the other hand, I hope that will not deter
> you, because if you really could get a program to write even the very
> basics of just hands and movements - that alone will be a useful tool…and
> could possibly cut the video transcription time in half for transcribers…so
> please go ahead with the Receptive if need be, because that is only
> practical for automatic transcription I would assume...
>
> Have a great week everyone - many blessings -
>
> Val ;-)
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