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Hello,
could we use this tool for SpeechWriting?
 
André Lemyre
 
> Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:16:09 -0500
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> Subject: Re: Request from Brazilian LIBRAS writer for Fingerspeller for LIBRAS
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> Hi Val,
> 
> The process to create a new fingerspelling option is a two step 
> process.  Step 1) create a list of letters and the associated FSW 
> strings.  Step 2) properly center the FSW strings so that the 
> constructed fingerspellings will properly align.
> 
> Step 1 needs to be done by someone who knows the target language. 
> Primarily, they need to create the entries in SignPuddle for all of the 
> fingerspelling letters.  After that, they can point me to the correct 
> puddle/entries, or they can help me and compile the list for me like the 
> examples below.
> 
> The FingerSpelling feature of SignPuddle uses a simple text file per 
> set.  Here are the first 3 lines for ASL:
> A,M507x507S1f720487x492
> B,M507x507S14720493x485
> C,M508x507S16d20491x487
> 
> The Germain Sign Language is interesting because it has letter 
> combinations for SS and SCH:
> SS,M526x508S20320492x492S26506511x494
> SCH,M512x507S14c20489x476
> 
> 
> Step 2 is more involved and usually takes me an hour or two.  Each FSW 
> string needs to be re-centered so that the center of the palm is the 
> center of the sign.  I created a simple page that helps me re-center the 
> signs.
> http://signbank.org/signpuddle2.0/fingercross.php?ui=1&sgn=4
> 
> For each letter, paste in the FSW string and adjust the horizontal and 
> vertical offsets accordingly.  Once the sign is properly re-centered, 
> copy the new FSW string and paste it into a text file.
> 
> After the text file has been created with all of the re-centered signs, 
> I can install it on SignPuddle online and it will be available in the 
> FingerSpelling feature.
> 
> Here are the current FingerSpelling files available.
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2.0/data/sgn/4.fngr
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2.0/data/sgn/28.fngr
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2.0/data/sgn/53.fngr
> 
> Regards,
> -Steve
> 
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