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 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.