Good morning Steve and everyone. I followed the links above, Steve. Thank you for posting them. We love the ASL Wikipedia and the LIBRAS and Tunisian Sign Language Wikipedias. You wrote an excellent grant request to the Wikimedia Foundation. I am here ready to chat anytime.
Hi Val, the sixth episode has been recorded and is currently being uploaded to YouTube. Talk to you soon.
Wonderful. I look forward to watching it. Thank you for creating these videos.
I think that to convince more support for SW and generally better up SW, we need to get it used more widely, because now, if i understand properly it can be used only in few programs mainly written by you @Slevinski . We should translate more software into sign languages, like Linux, Firefox, and other open-source software.
Sadly I'm afraid no one would allow it until SW is fully included in Unicode
Maybe these projects could be forks of some kind until it happens.
Hey @ticotaco72. Thanks for the comments. Full Unicode was part of the grant mentioned in today's episode. With the addition of 17 new characters, we can have a full Unicode implementation that is compatible with our community efforts.
I fully support the wider use of SignWriting. That's the main purpose of these videos. I would like to show what's possible, highlight the tools that can be used, and get people interested in joining our efforts. It's only a matter of time.
Signwriting encoding has always been such esoteric for me. It's time to start learning this right :)
@Slevinski@signwriting_twitter I know that probably this is out of the scope of this chat, but did you, Valerie or Steve, thought or made version of SignWriting for people that are deaf and blind at the same time? Or maybe entirely different script for these people?
There have been deaf/blind people who have used SignWriting. Legally blind, but able to see at high magnification. Interestingly, they have preferred a black background and a white SignWriting line. This is one of the motivations why SignWriting supports color styling. Integration with CSS makes this possible today, whereas before it required the creation of custom PNG images.
Hey @itacirgabral, thanks for releasing your packages for the ISWA and SVG. I haven't had time to dig into your code yet, but I really appreciate that it is available on NPM. Later this year, I will be doing some work with SVG and your packages will be a good resource.