sign languages in email?

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Jan 19 16:54:23 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
January 19, 2003

Thanks for your comment, Steve. Although it is correct that at this 
time in history, we do not have way to type SignWriting inside an email 
message, there will be a day when that happens. There are several 
programmers working on that issue right now, including Dr. Antonio 
Carlos da Rocha Costa in Brazil, with his SWML development:

SWML, SignWriting Markup Language

So just as typing Chinese in email does not happen everyday in the 
United States, it may actually be happening elsewhere and we don't 
realize it. Technology races onward!  Val ;-)


On Saturday, January 18, 2003, Steven Lytle wrote:
> Although I'm very interested in sign languages and signwriting, there 
> is still no way to use them in email using only the standard 
> keyboard.  Until this problem is remedied, I don't expect sign 
> languages to become popular means of communications on the internet.
> Mark Mandel's ASCII-Stokoe notation is the best I've seen for ASL, and 
> it is still too cumbersome for casual use.
> Stevo
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