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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Thu Jun 10, 1999  1:52 pm
Subject:  IMPORTANT MESSAGE :-)


June 10, 1999

Dear SignWriting List...

Would you like your signed language represented in SignWriter 5.0?

If the answer is YES, then I will be happy to create Menus in your signed
language. Here is what you need to do:

1. Translate the terms below into your signed language. It would be best to
meet with native signers to decide on the signs, but even if you do not
have signs for all of these terms, some signs are better than none.

2. Type the signs in a SignWriter 4.3 file, with the English word
equivalent next to each sign, so that I know what each sign means. If your
spoken language is not English, but it uses the Roman Alphabet, then type
the word in your spoken language next to the sign too. Type these terms in
a document file. This is a .SGN file.

3. Then send me the .SGN file, either as an attached file with an email
message, or on a floppy disk through postal mail.

4. When I receive the file, I will then enter those signs into SignWriter
5.0. When you start using SignWriter 5.0, you will be able to switch your
Menus over to your signed language.

5. If new signs develop over time, there will be no problem to make
changes. You can inform me, and send me a new file, and I will make the
changes you request.

6. In regards to ASL...although I already have one ASL version, I welcome
other people's ASL translations. It will take time for us to decide what
signs are best, so this is an experiment. Feel free to send me your ASL
files.

So here is the List of terms that need to be translated:

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SignWriter 5.0

File
New
Open
Close
Save
Save As
Print
Quit or Exit

Edit
Undo
Cut
Copy
Paste
Delete
Select All

Type Signs
Preview
Format
Read
Write
Down In Columns (writing vertically)
Left to Right
Right to Left
Across the Page (writing horizontally)
Other Patterns

Type Fingerspelling
Belgium-French
Brazil
Canada-English
Denmark
France
Ireland
Italy
Mexico
Nicaragua
Norway
Portugal
Spain-Madrid
Sweden
Switzerland-German
UK
USA

Type Words
Sign Dictionaries
Menus
Menus in Icons
Menus in Signs
Menus in Words
Menus in Signs & Words
Menus in Icons & Words
Menus in Signs & Icons
Menus in Color

Fonts
Large
Medium
Small
Italic
Bold
Color Symbols
Color Signs

Help
Lessons In SignWriting
Lessons In SignWriter
About SignWriter
Technical Support

Tools
OK
Apply
Preferences
Lookup
Find
Replace
Jump
Margin
Previous
Next
Insert
Cancel
Untitled
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Rename
Export
Country
Window Color
Paper Color
Ink Color
Black
White
Blue
Pink
Red
Green
Orange
Gold
Light Pink
Light Grey
Dark Grey
Dark Green
Dark Yellow
Light Blue

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Valerie :-)

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Valerie Sutton

SignWriting

http://www.SignWriting.org

The DAC, Deaf Action Committee for SW
Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
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