Extension:SignWriting MediaWiki Plugin

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SignWriting MediaWiki Plugin

Release status: stable

Implementation User interface
Description MediaWiki wrapper for the SignWriting Thin Viewer.
Author(s) Stephen E Slevinski Jr (Slevinskitalk)
Latest version 3.0.0 (2013-04-09)
MediaWiki Tested on 1.19.1
License GPL2, OFL
Download gerrit.wikimedia
Example ASL Wikipedia Project on Wikimedia Labs

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This extension add a SignWriting viewer to MediaWiki software. The code is a wrapper for the SignWriting Thin Viewer which utilizes the SignWriting Icon Server available on Wikimedia Labs. This is useful for wikis that wish to use sign language (for deaf contributors and readers).

This extension is also available as a user script on Incubator and the English Wikipedia.

For Incubator, the script has been packaged as a Gadget and enabled by default.


Installation[edit | edit source]

Extract the extension into extensions/swmp

To enable the extension, add this line at the end of LocalSettings.php :

include("$IP/extensions/swmp/swmp.php");


Usage[edit | edit source]

The plugin automatically converts Formal SignWriting into readable sign text using client side Javascript.

Example Text[edit | edit source]

M518x529S14c20481x471S27106503x489 M518x533S1870a489x515S18701482x490S20500508x496S2e734500x468 S38800464x496