February 16, 2018


Heyman Center for the Humanities, Common Room

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Event Organizer

Lydia H. Liu and Anupama Rao

Event Sponsor

Event Co-Sponsor(s)

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

The slideshow from this presentation can be found here.

Open to faculty and graduate students only. Please email for pre-circulated readings.

Using her public lecture from Thursday night as a starting point, Deborah W. Anderson, UC Berkeley, will explore in depth the issue of

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.

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