|SignWriting List Forum|
"Lois L.Van Broekhoven" |
Date: Wed Jun 2, 1999 2:02 am
Subject: Re: Hooking Into Existing Software
unscribe me please
Valerie Sutton wrote:
> >Wayne writes:
> > I have absolutely no idea what is involved in making SignWriter
> >accessible to Chinese, Japanese, etc. scripts. I'll pass along what I do
> >know, and maybe that will help Rich make decisions about how to prepare
> >SignWriter for Chinese input.
> > Remember that I'm typing from a Chinese version of Windows 98.
> June 1, 1999
> Hi Wayne & Everyone on the SignWriting List!
> Thank you for your detailed description, Wayne, about typing Chinese
> characters. I cannot overwhelm Rich right now with typing other languages
> other than signed languages!
> And I am sure it is overwhelming for members of the list to learn about
> typing Chinese - I myself do not have the time to focus on typing other
> languages right now :-)
> We will not be developing a way to type Chinese or Japanese or any other
> script other than SignWriting. We are only developing a way to type
> SignWriting, and that is all.
> However, it is my job to make it possible for you to use the SignWriter
> computer program WITH your operating system in Taiwan, and WITH the Chinese
> version of Windows 98. And there are new programs now that make it possible
> to type Chinese and Japanese "in the java programming language"..so there
> may be ways for us to "blend SignWriter with other programs that type other
> scripts". This may seem to the user that we know how to type Chinese, but
> actually it will be others who developed typing Chinese, not us!
> To give you a comparison in the West - we did NOT develop a way to type
> German or French. That was already developed long before we existed. But we
> DID develop a way to "access German and French" when using the SignWriter
> computer program.
> So we need to keep our focus solely on SignWriting development right now -
> developing a typing tool for over 16 signed languages is enough for me!
> You are always welcome to write to me privately about technical details if
> you think there is something you feel we should know - I only know that we
> will not be getting to typing Chinese this summer!!
> Thanks again for everything!
> Valerie :-)
> Valerie Sutton
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