February 26, 2000
Can I construct a new handshape, by moving
one symbol on top of each other?
Yes...you can construct handshapes in SignWriter
4.3. One way is with the little lines, shown in the previous
messsage, under the "-" key. Another way is
to place one symbol on top of the other. Here are instructions:
last point about constructing handshapes....
1. Ask me if the handshape doesn't already exist...it
may not be in SignWriter 4.3, but that doesn't mean the
shape hasn't been used somewhere in the world, written
by hand, so communicating with me is a good idea.
2. Follow the rules for building new handshapes in SignWriting.
If you do not know them, don't worry - I can explain!
3. Inform me when you are using a new symbol a lot so
I can incorporate it into the new SignWriter 5.0 later.