Hi Val and Adam and SignWriting List,

I believe I have perfected the TrueType outlines for the entire SignWriting symbol set.

Here's the amazing picture that shows the details.

I know that people want SignWriting to just work, but there are a lot of details behind the scenes that people never see.  The simple picture above represents incalculable hours of work and dedication.

The amount of time Valerie Sutton has worked on the SignWriting fonts is mind boggling.  She has worked, reworked, and persevered.  Her original PNG files are available in the SignWriting 2010 Fonts.

The amount of time Adam Frost spent tracing the pixelated PNG images by hand spans several years.  I will be forever grateful to Adam for his hard work, knowledge, and insight.  The SVG Refinement is also available in the SignWriting 2010 Fonts.

From the SVG refinement, I was able to retrace 2 new SVG versions of the font.  From the new SVG versions, I was able to create image perfect TrueType fonts.  There are very slight differences between the SVG and TTF, but they are extremely minor.

I still need to adjust the margins for the TrueType fonts, but I think we're good on the image quality for all of the individual symbol glyphs.  I will be reviewing the demo pages to make sure we don't have any remaining issues.

The 2 TrueType fonts are available in the SignWriting 2010 Fonts project.

The demo pages are available online or for download.

Additionally, I have figured out how to create 2-dimensional signs with TrueType glyphs and SVG positioning.  The conversion from Formal SignWriting strings to SVG is simple and powerful.  I will be adding examples to the demo pages soon.

∼Steve ________________________________________________


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