[sw-l] IMWA & Language-Specific Symbolsets

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Jun 23 15:38:41 UTC 2005

> On Jun 22, 2005, at 1:13 PM, Stuart Thiessen wrote:
> Now that does not mean that we couldn't set things up so that we
> have a designated range for IMWA based on a mapping like what Tomas
> suggested. Instead of closing things off entirely, we could map
> some "blank rows" in each group so that the Unicode set has some
> room to grow. It may also be possible that we could set up
> different ranges to cover SignWriting versus DanceWriting.  Even
> though the IMWA has it in one numbering scheme, we could map the
> SignWriting from IMWA to a specific Unicode range, and then map
> DanceWriting or any of the other movement writing systems to
> another range in Unicode. As long as it doesn't seriously affect
> the sorting process, it should not be a problem.

Exactly my point. And it would not influence the sorting process at
all, since all the symbols have set numbers in the full IMWA and
those numbers will not be changed...Val ;-)

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