January 27, 2000
When should I write Surface Symbols?
See Example 0012, explaining Surface Symbols.
The Surface Symbols have to be constructed when typing
with SignWriter 4.3. You will find small lines and curves
in different places on the SignWriter Keyboard, and you
have to piece it together. They will become "real
symbols that can be typed" in the new SignWriter
5.0., but for now they have to be "pieced together".
If you can
write the sign as it really looks in real life, you should
avoid the Surface Symbols... They are only used if there
is no other way to make the sign understandable.