I'm excited. The realization of an idea and explosive new
possibilities. Introducing the Universal SignWriting
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
plugin and 2 lines of code. Based on ASCII, 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
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 available.
PS - I selected and copied the initial SignWriting Text
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 your