SVG and Unicode
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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