|SignWriting List Forum|
Mark Penner |
Date: Wed Dec 27, 2000 2:18 am
Subject: Re: Testing Japanese Fingerspelling Font
At 12:07 00/12/22 -0800, you wrote:
> >I took a quick glance at the fonts. They're beautiful, as
> >I remember KE as being a FOUR-handshape as opposed to a B-handshape.
> >Could you double-check that, perhaps with Mark Penner?
OK as is, I think. Fingers are generally together. They can be separated
some, I suppose, but the official "book" position and how Deaf people
actually sign the letters are pretty much the same on this one.
> > I can't help you with the keyboard arrangement in Japan. Sorry.
Keyboard arrangement is great! The Japanese keyboard has a couple of extra
keys which are apparently not found on the U.S. keyboard, so two of the
letters (mu and ro) had to be put next to the space where they belong, and
accessed using the shift key. Looking again at the chart (sorry, I don't
have a U.S. keyboard), it looks as though "mu" might be able to go where
the english "backslash" is, unless the backslash is needed for some other
reason, but I don't see any other place for the "ro".
Thanks for the great work.