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Subject:

Re: Introducing the SignWriting 2010 Fonts

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Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 08:14:41 -0700

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SignWriting List
October 3, 2014

Thank you, Steve, for this remarkable work!

We look forward to using these new SignWriting fonts, and I also know they will be useful for further software development too - and for the new Unicode version 8 that is coming out in mid-2015.

Val ;-)

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On Oct 3, 2014, at 7:58 AM, Stephen E Slevinski Jr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi SignWriting List,
>
> I've had great success creating TrueType fonts for the SignWriting symbols. The fonts are fully functional but not production ready. I need to clean up some of the images and adjust the typography settings. I've published the fonts I've created on Github.
>
> The SignWriting 2010 Fonts project
> * https://github.com/Slevinski/signwriting_2010_fonts
> Production and development TrueType fonts with source SVG files for written sign language in the SignWriting script based on the ISWA 2010.
>
> I've also released the tools project that created the above TrueType fonts. I spent extra time crafting the build script so that it is customizable and informative. Each of the fonts above has an associated log file that details the font's creation.
>
> The SignWriting 2010 Tools project
> * https://github.com/Slevinski/signwriting_2010_tools
> Tools for creating TrueType fonts for written sign language in the SignWriting script based on the ISWA 2010.
>
> The image quality of the TrueType font is not as nice as the SVG, but the TrueType font can be installed on a computer or mobile device and save a tremendous amount of bandwidth. Pages that use the TrueType font will be 30 times smaller than pages that use the server side generated SVGs.
>
> Initially, 2 fonts will need to be installed: "SignWriting 2010" and "SignWriting 2010 Filling". Each of these fonts is a single color, so together they can imitate the 2-color required for SignWriting. The main color font is 6 MB and the secondary color font is 3 MB.
>
> Development continues...
>
> Regards,
> ∼Steve
> http://slevinski.github.io/
>
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