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February 24, 2011

Hi Steve -
So when we look at the SVG in the ISWA 2008, in the background, it is being converted to the ISWA 2010? ...that is fantastic and rather breathtaking... whew! how do you do all this? ;-))

So much programming behind the scenes - and we, the writers and users, have no idea yet, the gifts that are being handed to us which we will use in the future -

I truly look forward to using all these features and the new SignPuddle 1.6 with the ISWA 2010 when it is ready -

I will study, following your links below - THANK YOU, Steve, for SVG and Cartesian SignWriting Markup, and Kartesian SignWriting, which is something totally new - smile -

The future is so bright!

Val ;-)

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On Feb 24, 2011, at 10:16 AM, Steve Slevinski wrote:

> Hi Val,
> 
> The SVG is using the ISWA 2010. The link was created using the conversion routines for SignPuddle 1.6. Please let me know if you find any errors.
> 
> The data uses the Cartesian SignWriting markup with proposed Unicode characters. The data is compatible with a much smaller (2 to 6 times smaller) ASCII markup called Kartesian SignWriting which uses symbol keys instead of the proposed Unicode characters.
> 
> The data is based on the ISWA 2010 symbols. Four different strings are important to know for each symbol.
> 
> The first symbol of the ISWA 2010 has the symbol key "S100-0-0". The BSW string expands the key to create: 100-38c-392. This converts to proposed Unicode: 𝠀𝪌𝪒. This is encoded in URL links using UTF-8 as %F0%9D%A0%80%F0%9D%AA%8C%F0%9D%AA%92.
> 
> All of the following links are equivalent:
> http://www.signbank.org/swis2/glyph.php?style=svg&key=10000
> http://www.signbank.org/swis2/glyph.php?style=svg&bsw=10038c392
> http://www.signbank.org/swis2/glyph.php?style=svg&sym=𝠀𝪌𝪒
> http://www.signbank.org/swis2/glyph.php?style=svg&sym=%F0%9D%A0%80%F0%9D%AA%8C%F0%9D%AA%92
> 
> If we can get a symbol font working for the proposed Unicode characters, we would see the symbol image rather than the proposed Unicode string of 𝠀𝪌𝪒 and maybe even %F0%9D%A0%80%F0%9D%AA%8C%F0%9D%AA%92.
> 
> For sanity and easy of use, I prefer working with the symbol key, such as "S-100-0-0". The last 2 digits can be thought of as individual rotary dials. The second to last has a dial from 0 to 5. The last digit has a dial from 0 to 9 then a, b, c, d, e and f.
> 
> The first symbol in base 100
> S-100-0-0
> http://www.signbank.org/swis2/glyph.php?style=svg&key=10000
> 
> Rotated symbol in base 100
> S-100-0-1
> http://www.signbank.org/swis2/glyph.php?style=svg&key=10001
> 
> The last symbol in base 100
> S-100-5-f
> http://www.signbank.org/swis2/glyph.php?style=svg&key=1005f
> 
> The day for the ISWA 2010 in SignPuddle approaches quickly. I'm hoping for a smooth transition and I'm looking forward to leveraging the new data formats.
> 
> Regards,
> -Steve
>