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I've added most of the new ASL translations to the keyboard. I had to
squish the symbols in the "duplicate symbol" sign a bit, but hopefully
that's not a problem. The signs for "Left lane", "Middle lane", and "Right
lane" are a bit difficult, as they aren't made up exclusively of
SignWriting symbols (the grey vertical line).

I wrote a simple tutorial
<https://806e8abcad89c3043886d9f62a7903edbba39fa1.googledrive.com/host/0B1Pz4n6wXAfvT18yOTFoSE5Sa2s/SWKB.html?SWKB-tutorial>
on
creating a simple sign with the keyboard. It really doesn't cover much, but
I hope it will helpful to some.

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 12:22 PM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> SignWriting List
> January 30, 2015
>
> Wonderful feedback, Adam - Thank you!
>
> and thanks again to Yair for this keyboard -
>
> Val ;-)
>
> ———
>
>
>
> On Jan 26, 2015, at 10:57 AM, Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> I have been wanting to test this out, but have been doing several things
> and it slipped my mind. Thank you, Val, for reminding me. ;-)
>
> I just tried it out. I like the fact that the keyboard labels are there in
> gray. It helps me touch type better since I don’t know the layout very well
> yet.
>
> The Shift+NextSymbol and Shift+MiddleLane tricks were great to know
> because that really helps with the signs that have duplicate handshapes.
> Saves time from having to “construct” the handshape with both hands.
>
> You said that Holding shift will also move and rotate symbols faster. I
> notice that will also reverse the fill order.
>
> About the English text labeling help, I like what Steve has done with
> SignText for a lot of those that you asked for. Below are some ideas (for
> ASL at least).
>
> * "Left lane”
>
> * "Middle lane”
>
>
> * "Right lane”
>
>
> * "Next symbol" (or perhaps just "Next", if it won't fit otherwise)
>
>
> * "Delete lefthand symbol" and "Delete righthand symbol" (or perhaps just
> "Delete symbol" or just "Delete”)
>
>  and
> or
>  and
>
> * "Duplicate symbol" (or "Duplicate”)
>
> but it might be too big, so I tried a shorter version
> but it also might still be too much, so I create an abstract version
>
> * "Fingerspelling mode" (or "Fingerspelling”)
>
>
> * “Autocomplete”
>
>
> I’m not sure how to do that one yet.
>
> * Something like "Swap sides", indicating that the left and right hands
> are switched. (I don't even know what to label that in English yet…)
>
> I took this from SignText. It is called Mirror symbol
>
> * "Toggle plaintext”
>
>
> I’m not sure how to do this one either. I hope these help.
>
> I know that it is confusing for some beginners how to get the handshapes
> that they want. I was wondering if maybe adding some color to help them
> realize that the function of the keys. For example, you start with 5 keys
> that are to construct the active fingers of the handshape. Maybe by graying
> out the base symbol, it might help people see that they are selecting
> active fingers. It may be possible that only the top layer would be the
> ones that need this. Below is what I had in mind. It may be possible that
> only the top layer would be the ones that need this so that people can
> catch onto the idea that they are constructing the handshapes by adding
> those fingers.
>
>
>
> A similar thing could be useful for rotation by adding a curved arrow
> above the symbol to point to the direction of the rotation. The reason it
> is confusing is because there are times when the rotating symbols both look
> the same, especially with the square.
>
> Adam
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