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 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.