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Steve,
Are we supposed to be able to see the character SignWriting (CSW) in 
email?  It didn't render for me in Thunderbird.

Bill


On 12/7/2012 12:29 PM, Steve Slevinski wrote:
> Hi Eduardo,
>
> That's an excellent idea.  Such a trimming could produce language 
> dependent fonts.
>
> The reduced fonts should be based on actual usage.  The ASL 
> Dictionary  in SignPuddles provides live statistics based on over 
> 10,000 signs using the search algorithms of SignWriting Text.
> http://signbank.org/signpuddle2.0/frequency.php?ui=1&sgn=4
>
> Looking at the first  group of hand shapes:
>
>
>
> You can process the data directly from the SPML files, or I can create 
> an alternate form of the symbol frequency data.
>
> We will also need one for Libras:
> http://signbank.org/sp20/index.php?ui=1&sgn=46
>
> I hope 2013 will be the year that the Libras Wikipedia project 
> starts.  It's currently just a stub.
> http://bzs.wikipedia.wmflabs.org
>
> If you can get this working, I'll have to re-implement the original 
> Unicode compromise proposal that I dropped in 2011.
>
> We have FSW: formal SignWriting:
> M518x529S14c20481x471S27106503x489 
> M518x533S1870a489x515S18701482x490S20500508x496S2e734500x468 S38800464x496
>
> We have CSW: character SignWriting:
> ????????????? ??????????????????????? ?????
>
> Here is ISW: intermixed SignWriting
> M518x529???481x471???503x489 M518x533???489x515???482x490 
> ???508x496???500x468 ???464x496
>
> Here is how the ISW could look after you create the smart font 
> language specific reduction that only renders symbol glyphs.  The 
> signs are still obscure, but a little more obvious.
> M518x529481x471503x489 M518x533489x515482x490508x496???500x468 464x496
>
> And once the characters and symbols are correctly rendered in 
> graphite, we will be able to see the actual written sign.
>
>
> Good luck,
> -Steve