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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:

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.


On 3/9/2012 6:00 AM, MARIA GALEA wrote:
Re-sending this - as I'm not sure whether it was sent...

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.



Val ;-)

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