Timing & X-Slots¶
Introduction. Link to: x-slot glossary entry, Global Settings (options with respect to generation of x-slots as well as subdivisions), Automated Processes, and mention timing as relevant to selecting sign type options (simultaneous or sequential) and movement phasing options (in phase/out of phase).
New! X-slots can represent either syllables or segments.
2. Visual representation¶
I. The sign summary window¶
(Describe what this looks like and how to interact with it. Note how to make it show up if it doesn’t seem to be visible in the program window. Include an image of a sample sign summary visualization, preferably with multiple modules with an interesting timing configuration and some modules that apply to both hands. Maybe contrast this with how the same sign would look without x-slots enabled.)
Note that the program will generate a single instance of a module when you create one that applies to both hands, though it will be represented with two ‘boxes’ in the sign summary. Any future edits to either appearance will also apply to the other, as these are only a single instance of the module in actuality.
II. X-slot selection¶
This whole section will apply for every module type except nonmanuals, which will need more detail.
(Add descriptions for how to interact with the x-slot field within a module.) Assume that x-slots are enabled, and this section can be skipped if they are not. Add a screenshot for context. Important notes: no overlapping points or regions, must make at least one selection, points vs. intervals, functionally identical timing selections(?) ← I meant choosing ‘whole sign’ vs ‘first x-slot’ for signs with exactly one x-slot, but now I’m wondering how different everything is on the back end if you want to do extra clicking for smaller intervals than necessary in general (e.g. always choosing the first and second half of each x-slot instead of the whole thing).