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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Sat Jun 19, 1999  7:01 pm
Subject:  Re: Typing Left-Handed SignWriting

Therese wrote:
>>Meanwhile, there are not that many left-handed documents, since there are
>>not that many left-handed signers :-)
>Oh, I don't know. I meet them often, I'm so used to it that I forget to
>notice. (-:
>Therese Shellabarger


Hi Therese!
Yes. And we all read left-handed documents written in SignWriting without
noticing too. Left-handed signers write left-handed signing all the time
in SignWriting. That is normal.

Here's one document on the web:

SignWriter Newsletter Spring 1997 Issue

The newsletter is written in left handed signing by Darline Clark Gunsauls.

So I was simply asking...since nobody notices the difference much anyway,
and since we type, read and write both anyway, why would we need a
programming feature to switch back and forth?

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton


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