I'm excited. The realization of an idea and explosive new
possibilities. Introducing the Universal SignWriting Plugins.
I've updated my homepage and I'm hopeful that other people will see
the wow factor. The scaffolding is based on Twitter's Bootstrap,
but it's just an example.
There is no preferred software package anymore. Use what you're
using, just use Formal SignWriting and add the SignWriting Thin
Viewer. Formal SignWriting is universally supported on the web with
SVG, HTML, regular expressions, and the document object model:
Formal SignWriting is forging ahead.
Any sign language, any where on the web can use use the SignWriting
Thin Viewer. The viewer is currently mono sized and mono spaced.
CSS integration and more advanced features to come.
Next week I will prepare a custom plugin for MediaWiki software and
submit it for a security review. If it passes the review, Wikimedia
projects will be able to support the display of real SignWriting in
an editable form.
I'm hoping we can move the ASL Wikipedia Project to Wikimedia
Incubator. In theory, any sign language could request a project on
Wikimedia Incubator because the display technology will be
PS - I selected and copied the initial SignWriting Text from
Here is the regular paste:
Here is the same paste without formatting:
The ASCII strings represent the signs. It is the best option for
transmitting sign language logograms. If you see a sign on the
Internet that you like, select it and copy it. If it's based on the
Universal SignWriting Plugin, you'll be able to share and build with