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From:  Wayne Smith
Date:  Thu Dec 21, 2000  3:09 am
Subject:  Re: Testing Japanese Fingerspelling Font

Valerie -
I took a quick glance at the fonts. They're beautiful, as
expected. I wondered about one of the symbols. I took a course in JSL
back in 1977 at California State University at Northridge, and I
remember KE as being a FOUR-handshape as opposed to a B-handshape.
Could you double-check that, perhaps with Mark Penner?
I can't help you with the keyboard arrangement in Japan. Sorry.
- Wayne

Valerie Sutton wrote:
> December 20, 2000
> Dear SignWriting List:
> For those who know how to type in Japanese, I would like to ask a favor...
> Please test these fonts on the web:
> Japanese Fingerspelling Font, Windows
> Japanese Fingerspelling Font, Macintosh
> I am sure that the symbols are not placed on the correct keys, since
> neither MIchael Everson nor I could find the information for "key
> mapping" in Japan....We need to know which symbol should be placed on
> which key...
> In other words...when a Japanese person types the Japanese symbols
> (not SignWriting)....what symbols do they expect to find on what keys?
> Our goal is to make it very easy for the typist. They should be able
> to simply type what they are used to typing, but the correct
> SignWriting symbols will appear instead....
> I have attached the present keyboard design, which needs to be improved...
> Many thanks for your help, and happy holidays!!
> Val ;-)
> Name: Sutton-JP-Keyboard.pdf
> Sutton-JP-Keyboard.pdf Type: Portable Document Format (application/pdf)
> Encoding: base64

  Replies Author Date
4352 Re: Testing Japanese Fingerspelling Font Valerie Sutton Fri  12/22/2000
4362 Re: Testing Japanese Fingerspelling Font Mark Penner Wed  12/27/2000
4366 SignWriting Programming In Brazil ;-> Valerie Sutton Fri  12/29/2000
4368 Re: SignWriting Programming In Brazil ;-> henk pel Sat  12/30/2000
4353 Kwanzaa Posted on SignWritingSite Valerie Sutton Fri  12/22/2000

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