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Preserving the World’s Languages and Cultures (through character encoding), a Sawyer Seminar with Deborah W. Anderson

02/15/2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:15pm-8:00pm in the Common Room, Heyman Center
Open to the public. First come, first seated

Followed by a Columbia University faculty and graduate student seminar on Making the world’s scripts accessible: The Script Encoding Initiative in 2018 and beyond
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 3:00pm-5:00pm, Common Room, Heyman Center.


Common Room, Heyman Center
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
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