Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Gold Sponsor discourse.org

The Unicode Consortium is pleased to announce that discourse.org is now a gold sponsor for:


discourse.org's  sponsorship directly funds the work of the Unicode Consortium in enabling modern software and computing systems to support the widest range of human languages. There are approximately 7,000 living human languages. Fewer than 100 of these languages are well-supported on computers, mobile phones, and other devices. AAC donations are used to improve support for digitally disadvantaged languages, and to help preserve the world’s linguistic heritage. 

Discourse is the 100% open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. It works as a mailing list, discussion forum, long-form chat room, and more! Install it yourself, or try our managed hosting service. As a team discussion platform, emoji (and Unicode) are essential to the Discourse mission. Thanks to the efforts of the greater community, Discourse has already been translated into 87 languages and counting. We’re thrilled to support the Unicode Consortium’s mission of making all software available in every language. — discourse.org
The Unicode Consortium thanks discourse.org for their support!

All sponsors are listed on Sponsors of Adopted Characters. More than 128,000 other characters are available for adoption — see Adopt a Character

Gold Sponsor dtSearch Corp.

The Unicode Consortium is pleased to announce that dtSearch Corp. is now a gold sponsor for:


dtSearch Corp.'s  sponsorship directly funds the work of the Unicode Consortium in enabling modern software and computing systems to support the widest range of human languages. There are approximately 7,000 living human languages. Fewer than 100 of these languages are well-supported on computers, mobile phones, and other devices. AAC donations are used to improve support for digitally disadvantaged languages, and to help preserve the world’s linguistic heritage. 
dtSearch Corp. appreciates the critical role that the Unicode Standard has played in making search possible across so many of the world's languages. The recent Adopt-a-Character grants to support encoding Mayan Script and Egyptian Hieroglyphs demonstrate how the Unicode Consortium's continuing efforts further the preservation and sharing of human knowledge. — dtSearch Corp.
The Unicode Consortium thanks dtSearch Corp. for their support!

All sponsors are listed on Sponsors of Adopted Characters. More than 128,000 other characters are available for adoption — see Adopt a Character

Adopt-A-Character Grant to Support Three Historic Scripts

AAC imageThe Adopt-a-Character Program has awarded a grant to support further development of the following three historic scripts in the Unicode Standard:
  • Dhives Akuru, a Brahmi-based script formerly used to write the Maldivian language in the Maldive islands
  • Elymaic, an Aramaic-based script formerly used in the region southeast of the Tigris river in Iran
  • Khwarezmian, a script formerly used in the northern part of Uzbekistan and the adjacent areas of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan
This grant will fund the development of proposals for encoding scripts that can be included in the Unicode Standard. The work will be done by Anshuman Pandey under the direction of Deborah Anderson (SEI, UC Berkeley) and Rick McGowan (Unicode Consortium).

Over 100,000 characters are available for adoption, to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Gold Sponsor MediaLab inc.

The Unicode Consortium is pleased to announce that MediaLab, Inc. is now a gold sponsor for:


MediaLab, Inc.'s  sponsorship directly funds the work of the Unicode Consortium in enabling modern software and computing systems to support the widest range of human languages. There are approximately 7,000 living human languages. Fewer than 100 of these languages are well-supported on computers, mobile phones, and other devices. AAC donations are used to improve support for digitally disadvantaged languages, and to help preserve the world’s linguistic heritage. 

The Unicode Consortium thanks MediaLab, Inc. for their support!

All sponsors are listed on Sponsors of Adopted Characters. More than 128,000 other characters are available for adoption — see Adopt a Character.   

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gold Sponsor Elastic

The Unicode Consortium is pleased to announce that Elastic is now a gold sponsor for:

Elastic's  sponsorship directly funds the work of the Unicode Consortium in enabling modern software and computing systems to support the widest range of human languages. There are approximately 7,000 living human languages. Fewer than 100 of these languages are well-supported on computers, mobile phones, and other devices. AAC donations are used to improve support for digitally disadvantaged languages, and to help preserve the world’s linguistic heritage. 

Elastic builds software to make data usable in real time and at scale for search, logging, security, and analytics use cases. Founded in 2012, Elastic develops the open source Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), X-Pack (commercial features), and Elastic Cloud (a SaaS offering). When Elastic Founder and CEO Shay Banon found out about the Unicode adoption program, he had a cool idea: why not allow every engineer at Elastic (as well as other teammates within the company) to choose and adopt a character? Check out this blog— Elastic


The Unicode Consortium thanks Elastic for their support!

All sponsors are listed on Sponsors of Adopted Characters. More than 128,000 other characters are available for adoption — see Adopt a Character.