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August 31, 2014

>> On Aug 31, 2014, at 7:24 PM, Yair Rand <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Finally, I'd like to unveil my new keyboard-based SignWriting input method, available here. (I'm hosting it at Google Drive until I can figure out a better location.) It's written in javascript and should work in all major browsers. The script is still a work-in-progress, and doesn't have all of the symbols yet. Many of the symbols are not in the best locations (partly because I don't understand what all of the symbols mean), and there's probably going to be a lot of bugs in the current version. Please take a look, test it out, and give lots of feedback. Happy typing. :)


Hello Yair!
There is so much to talk about in your message, but I just had to jump to the section in your message about your new development…a way to type SignWriting with a keyboard design… Thank you for taking this new idea upon your shoulders. Maybe we can host it on, or Would that be feasible? Or maybe it really belongs on Wikimedia in the future… But we will be happy to host it if that is good for you...

As you know years ago we developed a way to type in SignWriter DOS, and I noticed you plan to have a Fingerspelling mode, just as we have in SignWriter DOS. I can give you the Fingerspelling mappings for around 17 sign languages, which you will need sooner or later… 

May I show you our symbol design from the SignWriter DOS keyboard, so you can see what all the symbols mean? I believe that will help, even if you do not use our design, you can at least learn from it…

But take a look at this new way of tying SignWriting, everyone - I think this has potential -

Yair Rand SignWriting Keyboard

Val ;-)


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