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Hi List,

I'm excited.  The realization of an idea and explosive new possibilities.  Introducing the Universal SignWriting Plugins.
http://signpuddle.com

I've updated my homepage and I'm hopeful that other people will see the wow factor.  The scaffolding is based on Twitter's Bootstrap, but it's just an example.

There is no preferred software package anymore.  Use what you're using, just use Formal SignWriting and add the SignWriting Thin Viewer.  Formal SignWriting is universally supported on the web with a simple javascript plugin and 2 lines of code.  Based on ASCII, SVG, HTML, regular expressions, and the document object model: Formal SignWriting is forging ahead.

Any sign language, any where on the web can use use the SignWriting Thin Viewer.  The viewer is currently mono sized and mono spaced.  CSS integration and more advanced features to come.

Next week I will prepare a custom plugin for MediaWiki software and submit it for a security review.  If it passes the review, Wikimedia projects will be able to support the display of real SignWriting in an editable form.  

I'm hoping we can move the ASL Wikipedia Project to Wikimedia Incubator.  In theory, any sign language could request a project on Wikimedia Incubator because the display technology will be available.

Regards,
∼Steve

PS - I selected and copied the initial SignWriting Text from SignPuddle.com.

Here is the regular paste:

M528x528S2e734510x472S2e718472x501S20500518x500S1150a492x513S11501488x485
M523x534S2ea48483x509S10011502x465S2ea04508x499S10019477x474
M516x531S15a06484x468S1eb20492x483S29b0b484x496



Here is the same paste without formatting:
M528x528S2e734510x472S2e718472x501S20500518x500S1150a492x513S11501488x485
M523x534S2ea48483x509S10011502x465S2ea04508x499S10019477x474
M516x531S15a06484x468S1eb20492x483S29b0b484x496


The ASCII strings represent the signs.  It is the best option for transmitting sign language logograms.  If you see a sign on the Internet that you like, select it and copy it.  If it's based on the Universal SignWriting Plugin, you'll be able to share and build with your community.