First Draft of the Binary SignWriting proposal for 2008

Valerie Sutton dac at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Dec 2 19:28:28 UTC 2007

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December 2, 2007

No problems about 6 Fills (6 Palm Facings) and 16 Rotations. That  
will never change in any computer symbolset for SignWriting.

In handwriting, people might choose to write 10 palm facings, but in  
computers we will always stick to 6...

I am glad we can have as many variations as we need, but nonetheless,  
I will try to keep to 5 Variations max for the ISWA 2008.

What does BSW stand for? Binary SignWriting? Can you place the (BSW)  
after your first mention of Binary SignWriting in your write-up? I  
really didn't know what it was at

you know me with acronyms ;-)

Val ;-)

On Dec 2, 2007, at 11:08 AM, Steve Slevinski wrote:
> Val wrote:
>> So here is my question...
>> Do I need to be sure to not have more than 50 symbols within one  
>> group, and not more than 5 variations for one symbol?
> No, not at all.  The maximum numbers I give are examples.  They  
> will be set for 2008 to whatever is in the ISWA.  They can change  
> for 2009.  For binary, we're going as small as possible.
> The only requirement I have is that fill doesn't go above 6 and  
> rotation not above 16.  The variations can go as large as you  
> need.  I have BSW optimized for 5 variations max, 1 bit per  
> variation.  This information is needed for the SignMaker variation  
> special command.
> -Steve


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