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November 24, 1997

SUBJECT: Upcoming Computer Program Changes

From: "Stuart Thiessen" <>
To: SignWriting <>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 00:11:42 +0000
Subject: Upcoming Computer Program changes (For the list)

Just some questions concerning upcoming computer program upgrades, etc.

1) Are there any plans to put SignWriting in the Unicode structure
that is being developed? If so, what are the ranges that have been
reserved for SignWriting? Could there be some things that can be
learned from the way Chinese or other ideographic writing systems
have been utilized on computer systems?

2) Have there been any breakthroughs with using SignWriting outside
of the SignWriter program (e.g., databases, spreadsheets, desktop
publishing, etc.)?

Just wanted to check on where things were with that. I realize there
are not extensive computer support personnel either. But I was just
wondering about these questions.

Stuart Thiessen
Stuart Thiessen (
Omaha, Nebraska