Re: Writing a proposal for an unusual script: SignWriting

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Fri Jun 11 2010 - 15:27:44 CDT

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    > All of this writing can be encoded using 1280 code points. I
    > have a 12-bit encoding with bi-directional conversion with UTF-8 working
    > for planes 1, 15, or 16.

    A minor point, but I suggest you not use "bi-directional"
    in that context.

    "Bidirectional" is a term of art in Unicode character encoding,
    and refers to the mixture of left-to-right and right-to-left
    rendering in scripts such as Hebrew and Arabic that are
    predominantly right-to-left, but which are interspersed
    with bits of text from other scripts or numbers that
    lay out left-to-right.

    What you mean by "bi-directional conversion" in a character
    encoding context is usually referred to as "roundtrip


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