Hi Dali, Yu and everyone,


I noticed that some people posted their message on the SW list.  Some of them talk about the Chinese writing characteristic (vertical writing vs horizontal writing) and a Chinese computer.  Why do I ask Dali and Yu? Because both of you are skilled in writing Chinese and in using a computer.  Then, I would like you to share your experiences with us regarding writing Chinese using your computer.


Yu: You are an international student. I cannotremember the name of the College you attend. You live in Toronto. You mention that you lived in China before.  I have a question: Can you write Chinese faster by using a computer?  Does writing with a computer in English vs writing with a computer in Chinese take about the same time?


Dali:  I cannot believe that you can use up to 15 languages!  I understand that you are a Chinese teacher. As you can write both the SW Tunisian Sign Language and the SW Chinese Sign Language, I have two questions: 1) What are the similarities and the differences between writing a SignWriting and usual Chinese as concerns using a computer? Which one is slower or faster when using the keyword or the mouse? When thewriting is done horizontally or vertically? What action is the easiest, themost difficult, and so forth?


It is common for people to use a translate feature and translate from glossed texts to sign texts in order to save time. 2) Is it common for a Chinese user to write Chinese using a translation feature (I do not know the exact word (translation) for the Chinese computer system) like SignPuddle (translate feature) since they need to save time?


Yu and Dali: Is it true that modern Chinese iswritten horizontally when using a computer?


Best regards,





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