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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Sat Feb 6, 1999  3:20 am
Subject:  Re: SW Site Improvements

OnFri, 5 Feb 1999, Michael Everson wrote:

>What I really would like is a complete repertoire of the characters used.
>But there's a reason I want that: SignWriting looks like a fairly mature
>writing system, and it could be a candidate for encoding in the Universal
>Character Set (ISO/IEC 10646 or Unicode).

>Michael Everson, Everson Gunn Teoranta **


February 5, 1999

Thank you, Michael, for this statement. Yes...SignWriting is a "mature"
writing system....

I just visited your web site briefly, and it is a beautifully designed
resource on the web. Congratulations on all the information on fonts and
writing systems ...I have made a bookmark so I can return to your site when
I have time :-)

And of course I would be honored if your work can be applied to the
SignWriting symbols, and we can definitely talk about that more. Just write
to me privately.

This gives me the opportunity to invite any programmer working with
SignWriting to submit articles to me, about their SignWriting program, and
I can schedule the article to be posted in our new forum:

SignWriting Software Developer's Forum

As you know, right now we have one article in the Forum, about the program
Sign Dic, from Brazil. But there are several progammers who have received
our source code, and perhaps they would like to present their work on the
web? And there are others developing SW programs who are not using our
source code, and they are most welcome too.

Meanwhile, the Software Forum is a place where I can post information for
programmers about SignWriting. Questions like "how many symbols does SW
have?", and "do we use Unicode?" are asked frequently, so I am looking
forward to posting answers in time!

Valerie ':-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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