Dr Valerie Please I need to contact  with people who  work done in South Africa or Tunisia
 To decide if i work with 3D avatar or not !!

 From: Asmaa Shaban <[log in to unmask]>
To: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages <[log in to unmask]> 
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: signwriting (swml file problem)

Thanks Dr Valerie :)
ok,could you contact me with people who  work done in South Africa or Tunisia Dr Valerie?

 From: Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: signwriting (swml file problem)

SignWriting List
April 25, 2013

Hello Asmaa and Steve -

Steve is correct that SignWriting is designed as a daily writing system for all sign languages, and was never really developed for avatar work, however, just for your information, there are projects around the world that are using SignWriting for avatar work. Here are some of those projects:

In South Africa:

Test Avatar using SignWriting


Greece (old project)

I can put you in touch with the work done in South Africa and Tunisia if you wish -

But meanwhile, Steve is right, that using the SiGML program would serve you the quickest -

Val ;-)


On Apr 25, 2013, at 12:27 PM, Stephen E Slevinski Jr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi Asmaa Shaban,
>On 4/25/13 1:14 PM, Asmaa Shaban wrote:
>So, if i want to represent the output as 3d  avatar  , we have to use SWML ???
>SWML is not meant for avatar work.  SignWriting is primarily
    concerned with reading and writing.  Integrating SignWriting with
    avatars is not ready at this time.  It would make for a great
>For a more mature avatar solution, you may want to investigate
    something called "Signing Gesture Markup Language" (SiGML) that
    works with HamNoSys rather than SignWriting.
>Virtual Humans Research for Sign Language Animation