SignWriting List
May 9, 2011

Hello Bill -
Just want you to know that we have a group of Unicode-knowledgeable people working together on our SignWriting proposals that will be presented to the Unicode-related meetings over a period of years, and Steve and Stuart are both in the group, along with others as well - so we are all working together...The proposals have been separated into proposing the encoding of the symbols, or characters, first, (of the International SignWriting Alphabet 2010) and then once the symbols have been encoded, we will present a second proposal related to layout and symbol placement issues - so that second area is where different theories will be discussed until we can come up with a final decision for a second proposal - so we are taking this one step at at a time...

An exciting time for all of us - smile - 

Val ;-)


On May 9, 2011, at 8:56 AM, Bill Reese wrote:


Wow, that was a lot of work!  I do have one question.  How would the most recent work in Unicode and, more particularly, what Steve Slevinski has written to the list affect the portion where you talk about what may be needed for successful Unicode acceptance?   From what it appears, it's well on it's way to acceptance with what Steve and Michael Everson have done.


On 5/8/2011 1:02 AM, Stuart Thiessen wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">Hello, all! I know it's been a long time, no see. I wanted to let you know that I have completed my MA thesis on SignWriting. For those of you interested in reading it, you can download a PDF from the University website. Just so you know, the PDF itself is about 22MB. 

If you have any questions about it, just let me know.