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Re: SignWriting Symbol Font: TrueType outlines with OpenType features

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André Thibeault <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:16:54 -0400

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Hi Val and everyone,
 
Yes, I’m aware that Yair Rand has developed a way to keyboard SW. Two
weeks ago, I
did try to use it, but I did not find where to click to open ASL Wikipedia
or
where to get an ASL Wikipedia screen. I only got a lot of different
information to
read in English. And I did not read those texts.
 
Best regards,
 
André


Le 14-09-18 13:50, « Valerie Sutton » <[log in to unmask]> a écrit :

>SignWriting List
>September 18, 2014
>
>Hello André!
>
>Did you know that Yair Rand has developed a way to keyboard SignWriting?
>
>I hope Yair or Adam or Steve or someone (smile;-) can teach you how to
>use Yair Rand’s new keyboard for typing SignWriting!
>
>Val ;-)
>
>———
>
>
>On Sep 18, 2014, at 10:11 AM, André Thibeault <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Hi Steve and everyone,
>>
>> I am not a computer expert, nor a programmer, nor a computer repair
>> technician.
>>
>> Charles Bulter and I have asked a question (a keyboard) before. If the
>>SW
>> symbol font is ready, will we be able to use a keyboard for SW sign
>> languages (not for spoken languages)?
>>
>> Val, I know that you will answer this: “Should we learn a SW-Box Dos if
>>we
>> can use a keyboard for SW sign languages?” I am sorry to say that I am
>>not
>> really interested in learning SW-Box Dos.
>>
>> However, I intend to learn how to use a keyboard in SignPuddle in the
>> future. Otherwise, I will lose motivation if I can only use a mouse for
>>SW
>> sign language (SignPuddle).
>>
>> For many years now, Steve has been a hard worker improving for us many
>> computer features and functions, which is great and praiseworthy.
>>Thanks a
>> lot, Steve!
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> André
>>
>>
>>
>> Le 14-09-17 15:43, « Stephen E Slevinski Jr » <[log in to unmask]> a
>> écrit :
>>
>>> Hi SignWriting List,
>>>
>>> I've been busy working with the ISWA 2010 Font Reference. I just
>>> released version 1.10.
>>> http://signpuddle.net/iswa
>>>
>>> It is a vast collection of ISWA 2010 data available in a variety of
>>> formats such as PNG, PBM, SVG, TXT, and TTF.
>>>
>>> I'm happy to announce the availability of 150 MB of new compressed and
>>> refined SVG files for the ISWA 1010. There are 37,811 line glyphs and
>>> 25,429 fill glyphs, available in 4 styles: as Unified SVG (2 color), as
>>> Line SVG, as Fill SVG (white), and as Fill SVG (black). Every style has
>>> either 37,811 glyphs because it includes the line or it has 25,429
>>> glyphs because it is fill only. The individual SVG files are named
>>>after
>>> the symbol key and available in one of 12 different zipped directories.
>>>
>>> This is prep work for the new TrueType outline conversion. I should be
>>> able to create 2-color fonts in a variety of formats that can be
>>> downloaded and installed, or streamed over the internet for viewing
>>> without installation. People who install the font locally will decrease
>>> their internet traffic by 96%. Instead of a page size of 1.1 MB of
>>> streamed SVGs or TTFs, the page will include 36 KB of FSW text.
>>>
>>> Once the new font files are loaded with the TrueType outlines, I will
>>> need to map those glyphs onto a set of characters. Using Open Type
>>> features, I have put together 3 more text files, each is over 1 MB. The
>>> feature files map a set of strings onto the glyphs in the font. Each
>>> file contains a different set of target strings. There is one for FSW
>>> symbol keys, another for Unicode 8, and a final set for Unicode PUA.
>>> Regardless of our character set choice, we should be able to utilize a
>>> client side font and reduce our network traffic by 96%.
>>>
>>> All of these files are available on the ISWA 2010 Font Reference in the
>>> Symbol Font Development section.
>>> http://signpuddle.net/iswa/#fontdev
>>>
>>> I am hoping to have the new font files available soon. I am making
>>> progress with FontForge and python scripting. I will keep you posted.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> ∼Steve
>>>
>>> ________________________________________________
>>>
>>>
>>> SIGNWRITING LIST INFORMATION
>>>
>>> Valerie Sutton
>>> SignWriting List moderator
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>>>
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>>
>> ________________________________________________
>>
>>
>> SIGNWRITING LIST INFORMATION
>>
>> Valerie Sutton
>> SignWriting List moderator
>> [log in to unmask]
>>
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>>
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>
>________________________________________________
>
>
>SIGNWRITING LIST INFORMATION
>
>Valerie Sutton
>SignWriting List moderator
>[log in to unmask]
>
>Post Messages to the SignWriting List:
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>
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>
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