About


As an IT specialist with a background in history and linguistics, I have a passion for technologies that enable people to communicate in a multilingual digital environment. Within this sphere, my interest is in written and visual linguistic expression; in other words: scripts, ‘alphabets’, writing systems. For more than a decade, I have directed this interest towards the expansion of Unicode, the international standard that provides for the representation of writing systems on computers.

My goal is to ensure that essential foundations for the creation, storage, and interchange of data exist for every attested script. This will enable people around the globe to create, exchange, and view content in any language across all platforms. It will also make it possible one day to perform natural language processing of all data that humans have produced throughout our history.

This git 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 the blog.