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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Tue Jun 1, 1999  7:13 pm
Subject:  Re: Expressive Viewpoint

On Fri, 21 May 1999, Steve Parkhurst wrote:
>Yes the fingertips do overlap. That us precisly the problem. Since the SW
>symbols are two dimensional and see-through there is no way of knowing
>which hand is in front of the other. When I write by hand, and take the
>extra time, I can draw it so that the hand closest to me covers up the part
>of the hand that it overlaps. But right now you can't do that on the
>computer and it's more work than it's worth when writing fast. So, for this
>reason looking down from the top gives me the depth I need to clearly
>understand how it's signed.


June 1, 1999

Hi Steve-
Thank you for your outstanding description of the Expressive viewpoint -
for those of you interested in reading Steve's entire description, you can
read it in the SignWriting List archive at:

SignWriting List Archive

Steve's message was entitled "Expressive Viewpoint", written on May 21st.

In the paragraph above.... you mention that the computer program cannot
type depth as well as you would wish, and I just want you to know that I am
trying to work out ways to improve that in SignWriter 5.0 - so that
"overlapping symbols" will not be see-through, for example, and a few other
techniques too.

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton


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