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September 18, 2014

Hello André!

Did you know that Yair Rand has developed a way to keyboard SignWriting?

I hope Yair or Adam or Steve or someone (smile;-) can teach you how to use Yair Rand’s new keyboard for typing SignWriting!

Val ;-)

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On Sep 18, 2014, at 10:11 AM, André Thibeault <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Steve and everyone,
> 
> I am not a computer expert, nor a programmer, nor a computer repair
> technician.
> 
> Charles Bulter and I have asked a question (a keyboard) before. If the SW
> symbol font is ready, will we be able to use a keyboard for SW sign
> languages (not for spoken languages)?
> 
> Val, I know that you will answer this: “Should we learn a SW-Box Dos if we
> can use a keyboard for SW sign languages?” I am sorry to say that I am not
> really interested in learning SW-Box Dos.
> 
> However, I intend to learn how to use a keyboard in SignPuddle in the
> future. Otherwise, I will lose motivation if I can only use a mouse for SW
> sign language (SignPuddle).
> 
> For many years now, Steve has been a hard worker improving for us many
> computer features and functions, which is great and praiseworthy. Thanks a
> lot, Steve!
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> André
> 
> 
> 
> Le 14-09-17 15:43, « Stephen E Slevinski Jr » <[log in to unmask]> a
> écrit :
> 
>> Hi SignWriting List,
>> 
>> I've been busy working with the ISWA 2010 Font Reference. I just
>> released version 1.10.
>> http://signpuddle.net/iswa
>> 
>> It is a vast collection of ISWA 2010 data available in a variety of
>> formats such as PNG, PBM, SVG, TXT, and TTF.
>> 
>> I'm happy to announce the availability of 150 MB of new compressed and
>> refined SVG files for the ISWA 1010. There are 37,811 line glyphs and
>> 25,429 fill glyphs, available in 4 styles: as Unified SVG (2 color), as
>> Line SVG, as Fill SVG (white), and as Fill SVG (black). Every style has
>> either 37,811 glyphs because it includes the line or it has 25,429
>> glyphs because it is fill only. The individual SVG files are named after
>> the symbol key and available in one of 12 different zipped directories.
>> 
>> This is prep work for the new TrueType outline conversion. I should be
>> able to create 2-color fonts in a variety of formats that can be
>> downloaded and installed, or streamed over the internet for viewing
>> without installation. People who install the font locally will decrease
>> their internet traffic by 96%. Instead of a page size of 1.1 MB of
>> streamed SVGs or TTFs, the page will include 36 KB of FSW text.
>> 
>> Once the new font files are loaded with the TrueType outlines, I will
>> need to map those glyphs onto a set of characters. Using Open Type
>> features, I have put together 3 more text files, each is over 1 MB. The
>> feature files map a set of strings onto the glyphs in the font. Each
>> file contains a different set of target strings. There is one for FSW
>> symbol keys, another for Unicode 8, and a final set for Unicode PUA.
>> Regardless of our character set choice, we should be able to utilize a
>> client side font and reduce our network traffic by 96%.
>> 
>> All of these files are available on the ISWA 2010 Font Reference in the
>> Symbol Font Development section.
>> http://signpuddle.net/iswa/#fontdev
>> 
>> I am hoping to have the new font files available soon. I am making
>> progress with FontForge and python scripting. I will keep you posted.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> ∼Steve
>> 
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