SVG and Unicode

Steve Slevinski slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Tue May 1 15:28:42 UTC 2007

Agreed Stuart, see comments below.

Stuart Thiessen wrote:
>> Unicode and SVG
>> -----------------------
>> Once each symbol has a unique number, we can create font files for 
>> SignWriting.  We may be able to have a single font file, or we may 
>> need multiple font files.  Since we'll already have the SVGs 
>> completed, we can use the SVG style fonts.  This whole process will 
>> be repackaging.  There should be automated tools that can help.  
>> Maybe even font experts..
> I believe that it should be no problem to contain all the symbols in 
> one font file. After all, they have font files with nearly every 
> writing system included that are several megabytes in size. It may be 
> that our font file has very minimal support for spoken languages and 
> only contains movement writing symbols.
Agreed.  However, extension packs need a place in the final solution.  
Val wrote an entire symbology for wood chopping using an ax.  The 
standard prop system was inadequate.  The axes are a part of neither the 
standard IMWA symbol set nor the SignWriting alphabet.  Just because we 
can fit all of the symbols into one file doesn't mean we should.


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