|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Sun Jun 27, 1999 4:00 pm
Subject: SignWriting & Unicode
>There is no feature within HTML whereby your requet can be accommodated. It
>would be possible using XML document (embedded with an HTML document)
>provided that there is either a browser plug in capable of rendering the
>SignWriter glyphs or that the SignWriter glyphs are incorporated into
>Unicode. The latter isn't so daft as Unicode already includes Klingon
Yes - SignWriting can be placed into Unicode. I feel very blessed to be
working out the details with Michael Everson, who is one of the key people
in Unicode development.
I hope to be sending Michael a document with a detailed listing of all of
the SignWriting symbols this summer. Then it may take several years before
the Unicode of SignWriting is ready.
When it is ready, I suspect it will benefit all of our work, because it
will be easier for other programmers to create new typing techniques with
the SignWriting symbols.
The DAC, Deaf Action Committee for SW
Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA