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Hoi,
I am so pleased :)
http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.nl/2013/05/wmhack-signwriting-in-wikimedia.html
Thanks,
      Gerard


On 30 May 2013 14:34, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Yes, wonderful! Congratulations!
>
>
> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 10:56 PM, Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> This is so very truly extremely exciting! (And that doesn't even begin to
>> tell how much so very truly extremely exciting it is.) The ASL Wikipedia is
>> in the Incubator! I guess this means that we will be hatching Sign Language
>> Wikipedia Chickens in no time. :-D
>>
>> Adam
>>
>> On May 29, 2013, at 2:56 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>>
>> SignWriting List
>> May 29, 2013
>>
>> Hello Steve, and everyone who wants Wikipedias in written sign languages!
>>
>> We join you in celebrating this big step forward - We are closer now to
>> having multiple Wikipedias in written sign languages - I am so happy for
>> this work and thankful also to everyone at the Wikimedia Foundation for
>> making this possible for us to pioneer this new development - Steve has
>> already posted the SignWriting Gadget on the Incubator and is paving the
>> way now for us to move to the Incubator. I also want to thank Gerard
>> Meijssen for his ongoing encouragement - this is only the beginning,
>> Gerard!!
>>
>> Let's Skype when you have the time, Gerard -
>>
>> And everyone - the reason this is so important is that your sign
>> languages will be written in valuable encyclopedia articles that the world
>> can read online - it will open the world to realizing that your sign
>> languages are now written languages - it is a great way to inform the
>> general public in so many ways - we will all learn each other's sign
>> languages with Wikipedias and we will also learn information through the
>> articles themselves -
>>
>> take a look at the current test Wikipedia for ASL, which will soon be
>> moving to the Incubator…we have 14 article started...
>>
>> ASL Wikipedia
>> http://ase.wikipedia.wmflabs.org/wiki/Main_Page
>>
>> Val ;-)
>>
>>
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>>
>> On May 29, 2013, at 1:31 PM, Stephen E Slevinski Jr <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>  Hi SignWriting List,
>>
>> I was privileged to take part in the Wikimedia Hackathon in Amsterdam
>> this year.  A three day event that covered all things Wikipedia and more.
>> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Amsterdam_Hackathon_2013
>>
>>
>> At the beginning of the event, everyone introduced themselves and a big
>> board was created that covered all of the people and topics.
>>
>>
>> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/File:Proposed_projects_for_the_Wikimedia_Hackathon_2013.jpg
>>
>> My sticky for SignWriting is on the far right, second group from the end.
>>
>>
>>
>> Before any language can have a new Wikipedia (or other project), it needs
>> to start on Incubator and reach a certain level of activity.  Previously,
>> it was impossible for Incubator to support sign languages, so a special
>> server needed to be built on Wikimedia Labs for each sign language
>> project.
>>
>> My main goal for the hackathon was to enable a SignWriting viewer on
>> Incubator.  Mission accomplished!  Soon, we will start the transition from
>> Wikimedia Labs to Incubator for the ASL Wikipedia Project.
>> http://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/ase
>>
>>
>> I have been informed by the language committee that any sign language
>> (with a valid language code) will be automatically approved for the
>> Incubator now that this technology exists.  We still have lots of work to
>> continue, but this basic level of support is enough to start.
>>
>> Additionally, I have a user script available on the English Wikipedia
>> that anyone can enable to view SignWriting on the English Wikipedia.
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Slevinski
>>
>>
>> There were many people at the hackathon that were interested in and
>> supportive of written sign language.  I was informed that the idea of
>> SignWriting is supported throughout the Wikimedia organization and various
>> committees.  Several people reviewed the technical basis of the project and
>> approved of the design.  It was a very positive event and I'm deeply
>> grateful I was able to attend.
>>
>> Sometimes it seems like an overwhelming amount of work still needs to be
>> completed, but today I celebrate the achievements that our team has made
>> possible.
>>
>> Regards,
>> ∼Steve
>>
>>
>>
>>
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> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
> Oberlin College
>