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SW-L August 2012

Subject:

Re: NEW! ASL Wikipedia Project on Wikimedia Labs

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Steve Slevinski <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

Date:

Sun, 26 Aug 2012 13:36:27 -0500

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On 8/25/12 6:42 AM, MARIA GALEA wrote:
> seems like you are skipping over the Unicode barrier! :)

Hi Maria,

Unicode is an important goal for SignWriting.  Trying to balance the 
SignWriting requirements with the Unicode reality has been an 
interesting experience.

The middle of last year, we were of a single mind for how to encode 
SignWriting.  This year, there are two efforts, each with different 
foundational ideas.

First Approach - Encoding SignWriting so that SignWriting specific 
processing is easy to perform.
Second Approach - Encoding SignWriting so that SignWriting can leverage 
as much of the existing Unicode architecture as possible.

Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages.

I've been working on