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Diacritics in SignFont Notation
Sequencing Features in SignFont Notation
Unicode Status (SignFont Notation)

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  • SignFont does not employ diacritics in the traditional sense of the word. The symbols for the thumb could conceivably be analysed as diacritics but tend to be analysed either as part of the handshape symbol to which they attach or as separate symbols because they are written in-line after the handshape symbol, rather than above or below. Movement symbols are described as "accent marks", but again, they are written in the normal, linear, flow of text, so they are not analysed as diacritics.

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    Correspondence with Al Bickford

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • SignFont is written using spelling rules that dictate the order in which to write the symbols for various features which occur simultaneously in actual signing. In processing text on the computer, this ordering is done manually rather than by a rendering system. The order is fixed and specified generally; and when there is actual temporal sequencing, the features that happen first are always written before those that happen later.

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    Correspondence with Al Bickford

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • At the publication of version 6.0 of the Unicode Standard, no proposal to encode SignFont Notation in the Standard had been submitted.

    ContributorScriptSource Staff

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