|SignWriting List Forum|
Mark Penner |
Date: Mon Mar 20, 2000 8:01 am
Subject: Re: Transcribing Japanese Sign Language
At 06:58 03/19/2000 -0800, you wrote:
> On 3/13/00, Mark Penner wrote:
> >Yes! Absolutely. What I meant to say was NOT to caption them in English or
> >Japanese or any other language, but in SignWriting itself.
> At the moment, to caption in SignWriting would mean an editor (a
> person) in a TV studio would take the video frame by frame and paste
> in the graphic for each sign onto the master video - can you imagine
> how much work that would be?!!
Way too much work!! Of course I didn't think as far as HOW it might be
done--just thought it would be nice to have. Easy for ME to say!
> So although "SignWriting Captioning Software" may exist someday,
> right now, let's just write SignWriting ourselves with pencil and
> paper, or type it on our personal computers...that is plenty!!
More than enough to keep me busy, as you well know.