Deaf non-profit organization for SignWriting, and Unicode...

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Jun 22 16:07:11 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
June 22, 2003

Dear SW List, and Stuart...
Thanks for mentioning your new non-profit organization, which includes
working with SignWriting.... Your organization is founded by Deaf
people....That is the way it should be....Do you have a name for your
organization yet?

Regarding SignWriting and Unicode, I remember once long ago, you
mentioned to me that HamNoSys is in Unicode now? Or did I not remember
that correctly? I would think that HamNoSys would easily be used in
Unicode, if they still write their writing system from left to right,
in horizontal fashion...

Unicode does not give a "typing method"...if we want to type
SignWriting down the page, for example, even if we have Unicode, we
will then have to program using that Unicode within other computer Unicode is not a typing method, but a way to categorize
symbols under an internationally accepted coding system...(at least
that is my understanding)...

More soon about Unicode...

Val ;-)


> Stuart wrote:
> I recently started a new non-profit organization (which I will explain
> more
> later) that has as one of its goals to do more research and work with
> SignWriting. One of our research goals after our first project is the
> development of a link between SignWriting and SignAvatar (if it is
> possible).
> Our first project, however, will be working with Valerie and others on
> the
> process of getting SignWriting into Unicode and dealing with rendering
> issues
> for Signwriting in Unicode. That is part of a research project we are
> now
> searching for funding for it. If any of you have recommendations on
> possible
> avenues of funding for this project, we would appreciate it very much.
> So, that's what I know on this subject.
> Thanks,
> Stuart

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