Hi Steve and everyone,

    Regarding SignWriting and Univode, if UTC and WG2 approve them in 2012, 
will we then be able to use the keyboarding without the mouse?

    Best regards,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Slevinski" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 10:44 AM
Subject: An update regarding SignWriting and Unicode

> Greetings SignWriting List,
> Encouraging news regarding SignWriting and Unicode.
> From Wikipedia: Unicode is a computing industry standard for the 
> consistent encoding, representation and handling of text expressed in most 
> of the world's writing systems.
> There are many reasons and benefits why SignWriting should want to be part 
> of this standard.
> There are 2 governing committees for the Unicode standard: UTC and WG2. 
> Both committees must approve any proposal before it becomes part of the 
> Unicode standard.  Michael Everson presented to both committees this year.
> Last month, Michael Everson presented to the UTC.  He received some 
> valuable feedback and updated the proposal accordingly.
> This month, Michael Everson presented to the WG2.  You can find the 
> proposal document online:
> The WG2 presentation went very well indeed.  He was given a great deal of 
> time to present and discuss the proposal.  He had many very good questions 
> from technical experts.  The discussion continued after the meeting and 
> into dinner. He said that everyone was really positive and supportive 
> regarding the proposal.
> The committees meet twice a year: the next UTC meeting is in January 2012 
> and the WG2 in February 2012.
> We are hoping to be included on the ballot after the next meetings.  We 
> are not on the ballot this time because the committees felt they needed 
> time for a comprehensive review.
> This is a great step forward.  As Michael said, "We can be very pleased 
> indeed."
> Regards,
> -Steve