sw-l-digest V1 #2305

GerardM gerard.meijssen at GMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 29 12:56:23 UTC 2007

I do appreciate this. When you look at
http://www.omegawiki.org/Portal:nldthe portal for the Dutch language,
you will find Babel templates going from
Native to a level 1 in Dutch. http://www.omegawiki.org/Portal:hye is for the
Armenian language and, it is in the appropriate script.

For sign languages I cannot at present include the Babel text in SignWriting
because of technical problems. It is for this reason that I ask you to
create a text in another language. You would write the Babel templates for
"aen" or Armenian Sign Language in Armenian because that is most appropriate
given that OmegaWiki (and MediaWiki) do not support SignWriting at this
moment in time.

Given that SignWriting is a top down written language, the question arises
on how to include this in a Babel template that is currently very much
horizontally oriented.


On 4/29/07, Charles Butler <chazzer3332000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear Gerard,
> The point of SignWriting is that English and ASL, Dutch and Netherlands
> Sign Language are not the same language.  One cannot say that this sentence
> is written in sign language.  The Roman alphabet writes spoken words, the
> SignWriting International Movement Writing Alphabet writes signs, different
> purposes.  How do we get the Wiki to support our script.
> As well say that if you want to write English, write it in French because,
> after all, they are only 100 miles apart geographically.
> *GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>* wrote:
> Hoi,
> Om the OmegaWiki website, we have portals for all languages recognised in
> the ISO-639-3. The information we provide for any languages is minimal. What
> we are looking for is information that will be helpful for people who for
> whatever reason are interested in a particular language.
> The portal for American Sign language is
> http://www.omegawiki.org/Portal:ase , for British Sign Language http://www.omegawiki.org/Portal:bfi
> . We also have a portal for SignWriter at
> http://www.omegawiki.org/Portal:Sgnw
> When you create yourself a user at OmegaWiki, please create yourself a
> Babel template. Sadly we do not support SignWriter yet as a script. You may
> want to add a text for your sign language in another language that is the
> most appropriate (ie a text in Dutch for the Dutch Sign Language).
> If you have any questions .. please ask :)
> Thanks,
>     GerardM
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