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Hi Uta,

     I agree that is a very useful idea. I found myself copying existing 
signs and modifying them to save work.  Mostly I had to remember the 
signs I needed to copy them and modify them.

     It seems to me SignMaker 2015 has a feature that does just that.  
Import your puddle, then start writing and it can filter the puddle to 
show signs that match on the left.  Alas, you can't easily save the sign 
back to the public puddles.

     SignWriter Studio can search signs by symbol too and you can import 
a puddle to have a starting point. And you can also duplicate entries to 
easily modify the duplicated one.  And if you have a SignPuddle account 
you can save it back to the public puddle.  It also has quick sign 
editor which makes it easier to get to all the symbols and easily change 
a symbol to another rotation etc. However it only works on Windows.  If 
you're interested, I can show you how to do it on a Zoom call.

Jonathan

On 11/25/2021 9:44 AM, Uta Meißner wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> So far, we, delegs (is working with sign2mint), have received about 
> 2000 videos and have also transcribed them. We have been able to gain 
> a lot of experience with signwriting.
>
> Who also has experience?
>
> We need about one hour for 20 videos and that is too much. We want to 
> go faster. One video is only about 2 seconds long.
>
> My suggestion:
> - Sign search must be built in, because many signs are similar. And it 
> should be suggested signs and if I find a similar one, then I choose 
> it and adjust it.
> - Handshape symbol should always be placed in the middle if neutral 
> (want to avoid long dragging)
> - Language selection should lead to reduction of symbols like hand 
> shapes. DGS, for example, has only about 60 hand shapes.
> - Left hand that are paralell or symmetrical should be inserted 
> automatically.
>
> What do you think?
>
> I am looking forward to our animated exchange!
>
> Best regards Uta
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