Hi SignWriting List,

About additional handshapes, I have an episode of the SignWriting Stream 
which covers this topic.

SignWriting 2020 and additional hand shapes:


PS - Here is the text from the video description:

This episode covers SignWriting 2020 (an international call to action to 
create, organize, fund, and standardize) and the need for additional 
hand shapes. Towards that end, a group in Brazil has documented over 30 
additional hand shapes that are needed to write Libras. These hand 
shapes are currently under review by the community. This brings up the 
problem of how to make these hand shapes available in software. There 
are several possibilities, but only two are workable for the near term 
future. The first option is to keep the ISWA 2010 as it current exists 
and add up to 31 additional hand shapes as an extended set. This option 
would not be compatible with SignPuddle 2 immediately and would require 
a bit of work to properly integrate. The second option is to create the 
ISWA 2020 as a drop in replacement for the ISWA 2010. We would need to 
identify a dozen hand shapes that are not currently used and replace 
them with the most needed hand shapes from Brazil. This would be a much 
easier solution that would work in SignPuddle 2 and other software 
without much effort. If you are interested in the additional hand shapes 
project, please join the discussion on YouTube, Gitter, Facebook, and 
the SignWriting List. If you would like to see the additional hand 
shapes project succeed, please consider joining the Patrons of 
SignWriting to financially support future developments and ongoing 
in this episode: SS-01-004* 



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