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Formal SignWriting in ASCII (FSW)

Signs are written as SignWriting words
with mathamatical names of ASCII characters
from the set: ABLMRS0123456789xabcdef.
Stable since January 2012.


SignWriting in Unicode (SWU)

Signs are written as SignWriting words with
an experimental Unicode character design that
overwrites the Sutton SignWriting Block
(U+1D800 - U+1D9FF) and uses Plane 4
for the Sutton SignWriting symbols.


Simple

A sign is written as a word with 2 parts. The first part is for visual display in 2-dimensions based on math. The second part is for sorting in 1-dimension based on history.

AS1ce10S1ce18S28905M531x529S1ce18468x496S1ce10499x471S28905504x504

Flexible

All sign languages are supported. Any sign is possible. The writer chooses the spelling.

AS10e01S10e0aS26a02S26a16S20e00M525x530S10e0a493x483S10e01478x471S26a02475x503S26a16511x503S20e00494x508

Powerful

A small footprint, easy transformations, and fast processing makes Formal SignWriting a powerful choice for representing sign language as text.

AS20300S20300S26500S26510S2f700S2f700M526x524S20300473x509S20300511x509S26500512x486S26510474x486S2f700513x475S2f700475x475

A sign by any other name



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