Script Encoding Initiative

Department of Linguistics

University of California, Berkeley


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How to Help

Participation from experts on specific scripts as well as monetary support is sought for this project. Volunteers who are willing to help pen funding proposals would also be greatly appreciated. If you have a particular interest in or information about an unencoded script, please let us know!

How to Donate

Please see our Donations page for detailed information and a donor list.

SPECIAL POSTER OFFER!

Funding is used primarily for the creation of proposals on a per-project basis. A portion of the funds will pay for the project leader to solicit comments on proposals, answer questions from script authors, announce deadlines for upcoming meetings, attend UTC meetings where scripts are presented, and to do publicity and fundraising for the project.

Online donations may be made by going to the secure website http://www.givetocal.berkeley.edu/SEI. This will take you to the online giving page for the Script Encoding Initiative.

Checks (in U.S. dollars) should be made out to "UC Regents", with "Script Encoding Initiative" written on the memo line, and sent to:

Script Encoding Initiative

c/o Deborah Anderson

dwanders@berkeley.edu

University of California, Berkeley

Department of Linguistics

1203 Dwinelle Hall #2650

Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

USA

If a letter accompanies the check, it should specify that the money is a "gift." Donations are tax-deductible in the US within the limits as prescribed by law (see IRS Publication 526). As of 1 April 2005, ten and a half percent (10.5%) of donations go automatically to the campus Development Office.

Assist in Fund-Raising Efforts

If you would like to volunteer in our fund-raising efforts (especially to write funding proposals), please contact Deborah Anderson (dwanders@berkeley.edu).

Input from Experts

Input is needed from specialists on any outstanding scripts. This can be in the form of (a) comments on outstanding script proposals, (b) information in support of an ongoing proposal, (c) letters in support of a specific proposal, or (d) actual writing of a proposal.

The full list of unencoded scripts is in the alpha-script-list. The type of feedback needed by scholars and users is in the list of Proposal Questions.

If you would like to write a letter of support for a specific proposal, please email us, or send a letter identifying yourself, the script proposal, and your comments to the following:

Lisa Moore

c/o The Unicode Consortium

P.O. Box 391476

Mountain View, CA 94039-1476

U.S.A.



Michel Suignard, Chair ISO JTC1/SC2 WG2

c/o The Unicode Consortium

P.O. Box 391476

Mountain View, CA 94039-1476

U.S.A.

(c) If you would like to write a proposal, please review the Unicode guidelines, look through some of the proposals found on Michael Everson's "Papers Formally Submitted to the UTC and ISO/IEC 10646 JTC 1/SC2/WG2" at http://www.evertype.com/formal.html or those on Anshuman Pandey's "Digital Standards for South Asian Writing Systems" at http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pandey/, then send an email to Deborah Anderson (dwanders@berkeley.edu).

If you are new to Unicode, it is advisable to read the beginning chapters of the Unicode Standard (available online on the Unicode website, http://www.unicode.org/standard/standard.html). If you intend to become involved in writing proposals, be sure to review the Unicode Consortium Policies, and Proposal Guidelines. Other materials worth reading include the Unicode Standard Annex (UAX) #15 on Normalization Forms and Unicode Technical Report (UTR) #17 on the Character Encoding Model, both of which are accessible on the Unicode website under Technical Reports.

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Last updated: October 22, 2014