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November 30, 2009

On Nov 25, 2009, at 2:32 AM, Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> When you post on the Internet, is there a code that identifies a  
> text as ASL or better even as SignWriting ? It is one of the easiest  
> and more obvious ways of helping search engines.. All that it takes  
> is including a code as meta data in the document.
> Thanks, Gerard

Hello Gerard!
At the moment, we are not there yet. Of course we post documents  
written in ASL or any other sign language all the time...literally  
hundreds if not thousands have already been posted by me, in our  
SignWriting Archives, and by others of course, and all those documents  
are in PDF format, so the directories grab the spoken language  
information in the PDF used to give the PDF a title, and so it is  
listed in Google...we are posting documents in written sign languages,  
but using spoken languages to list the titles in the internet  

Google is in many countries and in time, when we are  
ready, i had planned to ask them to help us make written sign  
languages available in the titles of the Google listings...just  
haven't gotten there yet...

Google, I understand, is around 80 per cent of the directory usage in  
the world, so I would love to work with them someday on this issue...

Val ;-)


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