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March 10, 2012

Outstanding information, Bill, thank you!

I did not know about the tutorial video, which is excellent, so thank you for this link, which I will also place on our SignWriting web site - the link to the video will be helpful for everyone -


Can you follow the video, Maria?

And thank you, Stefan, for posting the instructive video, and for making DELEGS possible -

For me, I just go to the DELEGS Editor and start typing spoken language - and it works!

What a blessing... ;-))

Val ;-)


On Mar 9, 2012, at 6:35 AM, Bill Reese wrote:

> Maria,
> Your email did make it to the list the first time.  I'm afraid it got lost in the other conversations at the time.
> I can tell you, from our discussion a couple months ago on the list, the DELEGS is what Stefan is using with his students in Germany.  It's in GebärdenSchrift, Stefan's German Signwriting and incorporates his MundbildSchrift, a set of symbols for mouth movement, meant to teach deaf children how to pronounce the German gloss associated with the signwritten word.
> It is horizontal and on this page:
> click on the "About delegs" button on the left side and a popup page will appear explaining delegs in English.
> There's a tutorial on the page - a video which is on YouTube at:
> It's probably in German spoken language.  You can get some information from it by watching what is happening in the video.
> It's possible to write a sentence in German underneath the gloss, that corresponds to the signs.
> Bill
> On 3/9/2012 6:00 AM, MARIA GALEA wrote:
>> Re-sending this - as I'm not sure whether it was sent...
>> thanks!
>> Hi Stefan,
>> I'm trying to figure out how the website/editor DELEGS works - do you have
>> any documentation about it that I can read please?
>> I've tried the editor out a little - i write a word down in English and a
>> signwritten sign pops up - however what is this? ASL? Can DELEGS be used
>> for other sign languages /and other spoken languages? Also it's horizonal?
>> Is this there away of presenting text vertically?
>> What was the idea behind this program? How did you feel the need for this?
>> What gap do you feel this fills? Is it used by Deaf students mainly?
>> thank you for your time- i would like to include your work in my
>> dissertation so need some more information if possible.
>> Maria


Val ;-)

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