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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Jun 11, 1999  2:03 am
Subject:  Re: Computer Terms In Signed Languages

>Well, you have your hands full (a Deaf pun) with the ASL, but one day I'll
>devote a class to the program, and eventually signs will appear.
>-- James


James - This is terrific. That is just what I am hoping Deaf
people use SignWriter, they will start discussing how they use the computer
program with each other. Watch those conversations - signs will be
developing naturally. And then ask them to type those terms themselves in
SignWriter 4.3, and then I can add them, and send you new disks in
SignWriter 5.0.

Fingerspelling is not very good for Menus - there really isn't enough room
in headings for fingerspelling - that is why I mentioned the fact that a
lot of computer terminology in the USA is fingerspelled and that is a
problem for the spacing up at the top of the screen- I am hoping that signs
will slowly be developed for the Menus, because signs are more compact for
Menu headings.

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton


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