About


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.