[Sw-l] January 2017 - Report from Steve's desk

Stephen Slevinski slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Fri Jan 13 16:59:56 EST 2017

On 1/13/17 11:38 AM, Jonathan Duncan wrote:
>     The work you are doing with the Universal Shaping Engine looks 
> very interesting, to be able to have Signwriting signs clustered 
> properly and sign text flow outside of the browser in most of the 
> major operating systems.
Hi Jonathan,

I recently found out that LibreOffice now supports vertical writing 
mode. So many possibilities.

>     I have a question if in the meantime the SignWriting 2010 and 
> sw10.js will it be completely replaced by Sutton SignWriting and 
> SuttonSignWriting.js.
Sutton SignWriting completely replaces SignWriting 2010.  For the 
JavaScript library, simply replace the function prefix of "sw10" with 
"ssw".  The change was mainly for name recognition.  "Sutton 
SignWriting" is much more meaningful and recognizable that "SignWriting 

>     Are you planning on replacing it in SignMaker2015? What plans do 
> you have for SignMaker 2015?
I should probably update SignMaker to use the Sutton SignWriting library 
and fonts, but the changes wouldn't really improve SignMaker so I 
haven't spent the time to package new releases yet.  I've been using the 
codebase of SignMaker in the new SignText.  The future plans for 
SignMaker will depend on the completeness of SignText and the  results 
with the new font development and Unicode.

> Wish you the best with your projects.
You as well.




Valerie Sutton
SignWriting List moderator
sutton at signwriting.org

Post Messages to the SignWriting List:
sw-l at listserv.valenciacollege.edu

SignWriting List Archives & Home Page

Join, Leave or Change How You Receive SW List Messages

More information about the Sw-l mailing list