Formal SignWriting
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Sutton-Slevinski Collaboration                              S. Slevinski
Internet-Draft                        Center for Sutton Movement Writing
Intended status: Informational                          January 20, 2018
Expires: July 24, 2018

                           Formal SignWriting
                 draft-slevinski-formal-signwriting-04

Abstract

   Sutton SignWriting is the universal and complete solution for written
   sign language, ISO 15924 script code "Sgnw".  It has been applied by
   a wide and deep international community of sign language users.
   Sutton SignWriting is an international standard for writing sign
   languages by hand or with computers.  From education to research,
   from entertainment to religion, SignWriting has proven useful because
   people are using it to write signed languages.

   Formal SignWriting is one particular computerized design for Sutton
   SignWriting that envisions a sign as a two part word.  Each word is
   written as a string of characters that can be recognized and
   processed by regular expressions.  The design has been optimized for
   display, searching, sorting, text flow, and other character
   processing.

   Where as American Sign Language is a natural language, Formal
   SignWriting is a formal language.  A formal language is useful in
   mathematics, computer science, and linguistics.

   This memo defines a conceptual character encoding map for the
   Internet community.  It is published for reference, examination,
   implementation, and evaluation.  Distribution of this memo is
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Table of Contents

   1.  Sutton SignWriting  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Script  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Formal SignWriting  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Design Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.1.1.  Complete  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.1.2.  Universal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.1.3.  Empowering  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.1.4.  Possible  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  Characters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.2.1.  Formal SignWriting in ASCII (FSW) . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.2.2.  SignWriting in Unicode (SWU)  . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.3.  Building Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.3.1.  Regular Expressions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.3.2.  Token Patterns  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.3.3.  Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       2.3.4.  Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     2.4.  Two-Part Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       2.4.1.  Spatial Signbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       2.4.2.  Temporal Prefix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     2.5.  Styling String  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       2.5.1.  Entire Sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       2.5.2.  Individual Symbols  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
       2.5.3.  SVG Class Names and ID  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     2.6.  Query Language  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
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