The only program that I know of is SignText by Rachel Channon which is a descriptive system of signed languages. It has a set of vocabulary in HamNoSys and a set in SignWriting so there may be some approximation of one in the other, but SignWriting is a writing system based on sign, HamNoSys based on one sign language.
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Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2012 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: SignWriting and SiGML

SignWriting List
August 9, 2012

Hello Honza and everyone -

Shane wrote awhile ago:

>>> This is really the difference between SignWriting and HamNoSys.
>>> SiGML is
>>> based on HamNoSys, which is an analysis of the sign language, where
>>> SignWriting is a writing of the sign language.

So SiGML is HamNoSys, not SignWriting….

So that would require special software to write in SignWriting, with the purpose of creating HamNoSys SiGML code...

Our organization has never worked directly with the HanNoSys organization to create such a program. I have never heard of such a program.

But perhaps someone else has created a program like that?

I know Dr.Penny Boyes Braem and her colleagues are working with both systems…

Penny is no longer on the SignWriting List, but I would suggest writing to them - I will send you their email addresses privately -

Val ;-)


On Aug 9, 2012, at 9:48 AM, Honza wrote:

> Hello (probably mainly Val and Steve),
> I am sorry if this question is answered bud I could not find it now.
> Is it possible to save (or convert), or just show signs written usin SignWritng in SiGML?
> Thank you.
> (Steve I think you have written something about this recently, but I cannot find it)
> Honza