As a language technologist I have a passion for
enabling communication across digital
platforms. I pursue this interest by building the
essential data foundations that enable the creation and
interchange of visual language — in other words:
scripts, ‘alphabets’, writing systems. For more than
a decade, I have worked to expand Unicode,
the international standard for the representation of
writing systems on computers. My goal is to one day enable
all languages and scripts of the world — past and present —
to be just as accessible and digitally native as the text
you are reading now.
This repository is a summary of my Unicode projects. It contains
a bibliography of my script-encoding documents and acknowledgment
of the support I have received for my contributions. Notes I have
compiled on various scripts are available in the blog.
The sign , shown in the
banner, is used by the Heptapods in the film Arrival for designating
‘human’. Although my work is a bit more earthly than what
Amy Adams’s character Louise Banks has to handle in Arrival,
I hope that my efforts have some lasting benefit for the linguistic
and social future of .