Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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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