March 31, 2014
Hello André and Stefan -
Many thanks to you both for all you are doing...
A side note: Stefan - there is no rush on anything - we all know how busy you are and take your time on everything - your health is more important than anything - I don’t believe in stress ;-))
To answer your question, André (the best I can) -
Of course, Stefan is the official developer of Woehrmann’s SpeechWriting and whatever he deems “official” is what matters, since without Stefan, SpeechWriting would not exist…So I respect what Stefan chooses…
As far as incorporating some of the new symbols used in SpeechWriting, into the list of SignWriting symbols in a future version of the ISWA…for writing sign language mouth movements…I do not know if that is necessary or not…but again Stefan and other signwriters need to tell us if that is needed...
The ISWA 2010 is a standard symbol set that is built into modern software and any additional symbols (and there will always be more symbols people will want added) could possibly be added into the software with special programming, like a symbol addendum, but we do not plan to do a new version of the ISWA itself until 2020…or maybe never… The ISWA 2010 seems to be working well…because people can construct other symbols if they need them -
Meanwhile Stefan is writing with SpeechWriting using current software, so I am assuming the extra symbols can be constructed with little lines etc inside SignPuddle and Delegs software…I think that is wonderful and brilliant - thank you, Stefan!
So to answer your question - The SpeechWriting symbols used as Stefan will show us, are official for SpeechWriting. SignWriting for writing sign language mouth movements does not list the extra symbols at this time, but they could be used if people want to construct them -
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