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    Steve Slevinski
    @Slevinski
    Valerie Sutton
    @signwriting_twitter
    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.
    Steve Slevinski
    @Slevinski
    Hi Val, the sixth episode has been recorded and is currently being uploaded to YouTube. Talk to you soon.
    Valerie Sutton
    @signwriting_twitter
    Wonderful. I look forward to watching it. Thank you for creating these videos.
    Steve Slevinski
    @Slevinski
    The sixth episode of the SignWriting Stream is available here: https://youtu.be/3-ruA0I0q8M
    kakiremora
    @ticotaco72
    Looking at last video
    kakiremora
    @ticotaco72
    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.
    Steve Slevinski
    @Slevinski
    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.
    itacirgabral
    @itacirgabral
    Signwriting encoding has always been such esoteric for me. It's time to start learning this right :)
    I have been playing with the react iswa: https://github.com/itacirgabral/iswajsx
    you can poke with react components here:
    https://codesandbox.io/s/iswajsx-8cceh
    itacirgabral
    @itacirgabral
    the heavy lifting is done by the SVGR: https://react-svgr.com/docs/node-api/
    Steve Slevinski
    @Slevinski
    Office hours are open. This week's episode. The Sutton SignWriting Core part four. SignWriting in Unicode (SWU).
    Valerie Sutton
    @signwriting_twitter
    Good morning, Steve and everyone! This new episode sounds interesting - I look forward to watching it ;-)
    Steve Slevinski
    @Slevinski
    Websites appearing in this week's episode:
    Pragmatic Unicode, or, How do I stop the pain? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgHbC6udIqc
    Steve Slevinski
    @Slevinski
    The sixth episode of the SignWriting Stream is now available.
    kakiremora
    @ticotaco72
    @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?
    Steve Slevinski
    @Slevinski
    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.
    You can see this option on my demo pages: https://steveslevinski.me/demo/fsw.html
    You can also see this in SignMaker under More >> Preferences with the "Black on White" or the "White on Black". https://signbank.org/signmaker.html
    Steve Slevinski
    @Slevinski
    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.
    itacirgabral
    @itacirgabral
    \o/
    Steve Slevinski
    @Slevinski
    Office hours are open
    Steve Slevinski
    @Slevinski
    This week's episode, the Sutton SignWriting True Type Font package.
    Websites in this episode:
    Valerie Sutton
    @signwriting_twitter
    Good morning, Steve and everyone - I am here and interested in True Type Fonts ;-)
    Steve Slevinski
    @Slevinski
    The next episode is ready: https://youtu.be/adfubutYZHQ
    Valerie Sutton
    @signwriting_twitter
    Excellent video!!