An update regarding SignWriting and Unicode
Gagnon et Thibeault
atg at VIDEOTRON.CA
Sat Jun 11 15:45:49 UTC 2011
Hi Steve and everyone,
Steve, thank you for your answers.
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From: "Steve Slevinski" <slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET>
To: <SW-L at LISTSERV.VALENCIACOLLEGE.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2011 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: An update regarding SignWriting and Unicode
> Hi André,
>> Regarding SignWriting and Univode, if UTC and WG2 approve them in 2012,
>> will we then be able to use the keyboarding without the mouse?
> The short answer is no. Unicode is a data standard, not a magic pill.
> There is nothing inherently special about Unicode with regards to
> The long answer is probably yes. First, Unicode acceptance will
> definitively mark the stability of the symbol set. Second, Unicode
> acceptance will help cement the idea that SignWriting is a writing system
> that is meant to be used by the public.
> These perceptions of stability and usability will foster an environment
> where more projects will hopefully be started. Projects will be able to
> build on past successes and will be able to freely communicate with other
> Keyboarding with SignWriting is a proven technique. There are several
> hurdles to tackle for the current symbol set, but none that are too
> difficult. These hurdles were completed for smaller symbol sets of the
> past, and there is no reason that can not be completed for the ISWA 2010.
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