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Re: SignWriting Symbol Font: TrueType outlines with OpenType features

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Bill Reese <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:57:23 -0400

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Steve,
I'm impressed! That must have taken a lot of creative processing.

Bill

On 09/17/2014 03:43 PM, Stephen E Slevinski Jr wrote:
> 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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