SignWriting is a recognized script as of Oct 2006

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri May 11 17:07:30 UTC 2007

SignWriting List
May 11, 2007

Dear SignWriting List!

Different writing systems (scripts) around the world, are categorized  
and given numbers for computer encodings of languages and writing  

You can review a listing of officially recognized scripts in the  
world on this web page:

Codes for the representation of names of scripts

ISO 15924 Code List

Scroll down that will find:

Sgnw....SignÉcriture, SignWriting

SignWriting has been an official script in this listing since October  
10, 2006!

And I did not realize this until a few weeks ago...

Many thanks to Michael Everson, for your efforts in this regard ;-))

I hope this leads to further acknowledgment around the world, that  
signed languages can be written!

Val ;-)

Valerie Sutton
Sutton at

1. SignWriting
Read & Write Sign Languages

2. SignBank
Create Sign Language Databases

3. SignPuddle
Online Sign Language Community

4. SignWriting List
Technical Support: Ask questions to the List

5. DanceWriting
Read & Write Dance Movement

6. MovementWriting
Read & Write All Body Movement

7. SymbolBank
International Movement Writing Alphabet

8. Non-profit Organization
Center for Sutton Movement Writing

SignWriting Literature Project
The DAC, Deaf Action Committee
Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
P.O. Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038, USA
tel 858-456-0098   fax 858-456-0020
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