Monday, September 16, 2013

Henry Luce Foundation Grant to Unicode in Support of Encoding Tangut

The Consortium is very pleased to announce the generous grant made by the Henry Luce Foundation to support progress on encoding Tangut. The Luce Foundation has made a one-time grant to the Unicode Consortium to support a December 2013 meeting to further progress the Tangut script for its eventual incorporation into the Unicode Standard and the associated ISO/IEC 10646 International Standard. The meeting will bring together scholars of Tangut and experts in the character encoding process to agree on the character repertoire for this large and complex script. Work on this grant is directed by Dr. Deborah Anderson, Technical Director of the Consortium and the Project Leader of the UC Berkeley's Script Encoding Initiative.