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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Tue Sep 14, 1999  11:59 pm
Subject:  Re: Announcing: SignBank Database Online

>There are quite a few signs that can be taken for DGS as well. As soon as
>this dictionary grows it would be a big help.
>Perhaps we could add some signs to the list that are needed -

>Best -
>Stefan ;-)

Hi Stefan - Yes..there are quite a number of dictionary databases already
compiled in SignWriting...for example, James Shepard-Kegl just sent me a
wonderful print-out of a Nicaraguan Sign Language dictionary written in
SignWriting, and Fernando Capovilla and his Deaf crew in Brazil are using
SignWriting in a large dictionary now - real exciting to read it!

So if we have the computer files for your dictionaries - typed with the
SignWriter Computer will have two files to send me:
"yourfile.dic" and "yourfile.din" ...if you send those as attached files
I can then transfer your signs into SignBank and onto the
we could begin building a database for DGS.

If there is anyone else who has a SignWriting dictionary and you would like
to place it online, just tell me...and in time I will be happy to do
it...slowly, one sign at a time :-)

Now I must get back to printing books - I have really enjoyed chatting!!

Have a great evening everyone -

Valerie ;-)


Valerie Sutton..............................................SignWritingSite

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

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