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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Apr 5, 2002  8:15 pm
Subject:  SW-Email and SW-Webmail

SignWriting List
April 5, 2002

Dear SW List Members, Vinicius, and Antonio Carlos!

Thank you for your message below about SignWriting Email and
SignWriting Webmail, Antonio Carlos. This is a very exciting
development and is really mind-boggling. I appreciate all the time
and effort you are putting into this...It is sorely needed.

And I surely hope that other programmers will work on this project too...

Could your foresee that someday we could have our SignWriting List on
the SW-Email Client? Or the Webmail?

Does this mean there would be no need for GIFs any longer? That would
be great - ha! ;-)

Val ;-)


> We have started to develop a SignWriting Webmail. However, we prefered to
>continue developing an email client program, able to send SignWriting
>throught the regular email protocols (SMTP, POP3).
> The programs we have developed so far, both the SW-WebMail (partially
>and the SW-Email client (almost fully developed) is available to anyone
>wanting to
>take over the work or join us in completing it.
> Please, contact me directly if want to me to let you know more about the
> All the best,
> Antônio Carlos
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Vinicius Costa de Souza"
>Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 9:49 AM
>Subject: SignWriting in Brazil
>> Hi SignWriting List Members
>> My name is Vinícius Souza and I am writing from Brazil. I intend
>> develop a computer program to make possible the deaf people communication
>> SignWriting on the Internet. I wrote to Valerie and she invited me to join
>this list
>> to discuss about my project.
>> I am studying Computer Science at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos
>> Sinos and my final paper is about deaf people communication through the
>> Internet.
>> The project is to develop a computer program like a Webmail to make it
>> possible to exchange messages written in LIBRAS (Brazilian Sign Language)
>> the Internet. So, I would like to ask you some information about it.
>> First, I would appreciate it if you could tell me what your opinion about
>> the project is. Second, I would like to know if somebody knows any program
>> this. And finally, I would also like to know if there are some experiments
>> SignWriting creation or edition in Internet systems.
>> I look forward to hearing from you soon.
>> Sincerely yours,
>> Vinícius Souza

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