As a data engineer with a background in history and linguistics, I
have long held a passion for technologies of visual linguistic expression,
from the cuneiform of the earliest epigraphical periods to the emoji
of the digital present. For more than a decade, I have directed
this passion towards the expansion of Unicode,
the international standard that enables the representation of
writing systems (= ‘scripts’, ‘alphabets’) on digital devices. My
goal is to ensure that essential foundations for the
creation, storage, and interchange of data exist for every attested
script, so that it will one day be possible to digitally preserve
all extant data produced throughout human history.
This repository presents an overview of my Unicode projects; a
bibliography of my script-encoding proposals; and details on the
sources of funding that have supported my work. Notes I have
compiled on various scripts are available in my blog.