About


I unite information technology, history, linguistics, and the social sciences to enable the representation of the world’s languages on digital platforms. One of the ways I build such capability is by developing The Unicode Standard and related technologies. My work expands the basic foundations for the creation, interchange, and processing of textual data in the languages and writing systems of the world. My goal is to ensure that all linguistic data is as digitally native as the English text you are reading now.

The technical, social, and cultural aspects of my work are epitomized by the sign human shown in the banner. This sign is used by the Heptapods for referring to ‘human’ in the film Arrival. I hope that my work, summarized in this repository, is of some benefit to the linguistic present and future of that which the sign represents.