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From:  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.

Valerie answers:
> 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.


Mark Penner
Tokyo, Japan

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