script encoding, software development, and technical details
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.
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.
All sign languages are supported.
Any sign is possible.
The writer chooses the spelling.
A small footprint, easy transformations, and fast processing makes Formal SignWriting a powerful choice for representing sign language as text.