About


As part of my ongoing research and study of the ways in which humans express language through signs and symbols, I work on ways to advance our communication of written language using digital technologies. One of these ways is by developing support for more writing systems in The Unicode Standard in order to expand the basic foundations for the creation, exchange, and processing of data in all of the world’s scripts: from the earliest pictographs to those of the present (= emoji), and all of the alphabets, abugidas, and abjads in between. My goal is to one day enable textual content from all parts of the globe, across historical timeframes, to be as digitally native as the English text you are reading now.

The sign human in the banner of this repository embodies my work on unifying writing systems and technology. It is used by the Heptapods in the film Arrival for referring to ‘human’. The sign expresses the physical, emotional, intellectual, and technical beauty of communicating language through symbols. This repository presents a summary of my work on expanding Unicode, which I hope is of some benefit to the linguistic present and future of that which the Heptapod sign represents.