Heyman Center for the Humanities, Common Room
Lydia H. Liu and Anupama Rao
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Office of the Executive Vice President and Dean
The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights
The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
Open to faculty and graduate students only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-circulated readings.
Making the world’s scripts accessible: The Script Encoding Initiative in 2018 and beyond
The Script Encoding Initiative project at UC Berkeley has laid the groundwork for over 70 scripts to be used on mobile devices and computers. Still, significant work remains to be done: over 150 scripts remain to be encoded, many that have significant hurdles. For the scripts that have been published in Unicode, fonts and input methods are still lacking or issues involving interoperability may remain. A number of case studies will be presented, included recent challenges, such as Mongolian. The talk will conclude with a Q and A period.