An update regarding SignWriting and Unicode
Gagnon et Thibeault
atg at VIDEOTRON.CA
Sat Jun 11 01:10:33 UTC 2011
Hi Steve and everyone,
Regarding SignWriting and Univode, if UTC and WG2 approve them in 2012,
will we then be able to use the keyboarding without the mouse?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Slevinski" <slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET>
To: <SW-L at LISTSERV.VALENCIACOLLEGE.EDU>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 10:44 AM
Subject: An update regarding SignWriting and Unicode
> Greetings SignWriting List,
> Encouraging news regarding SignWriting and Unicode.
> From Wikipedia: Unicode is a computing industry standard for the
> consistent encoding, representation and handling of text expressed in most
> of the world's writing systems.
> There are many reasons and benefits why SignWriting should want to be part
> of this standard.
> There are 2 governing committees for the Unicode standard: UTC and WG2.
> Both committees must approve any proposal before it becomes part of the
> Unicode standard. Michael Everson presented to both committees this year.
> Last month, Michael Everson presented to the UTC. He received some
> valuable feedback and updated the proposal accordingly.
> This month, Michael Everson presented to the WG2. You can find the
> proposal document online:
> The WG2 presentation went very well indeed. He was given a great deal of
> time to present and discuss the proposal. He had many very good questions
> from technical experts. The discussion continued after the meeting and
> into dinner. He said that everyone was really positive and supportive
> regarding the proposal.
> The committees meet twice a year: the next UTC meeting is in January 2012
> and the WG2 in February 2012.
> We are hoping to be included on the ballot after the next meetings. We
> are not on the ballot this time because the committees felt they needed
> time for a comprehensive review.
> This is a great step forward. As Michael said, "We can be very pleased
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