Common Room, Heyman Center for the Humanities
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
The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society presents
A Public Lectures Series in Global Language Justice
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar
Preserving the World’s Languages and Cultures (through character encoding)
Deborah W. Anderson, UC Berkeley
This talk will discuss the preservation of the world’s languages and cultures from the perspective of written text, focusing on work currently underway to make the modern and historic texts accessible in the digital world via the Unicode Standard. What is the process to make languages available on mobile devices and computers, and how many scripts used to write languages are “missing”? Why is this important, and how does emoji play into the work? The presentation will include examples of successes and challenges. It will conclude with a brief question and answer period.
Open to the public. First-come, first-seated.
To be followed by a faculty and graduate student seminar on Friday, February 16.