Font development for support of minority languages

Details of the organization
SIL International
Civil society entities

Information about the project
Font development for support of minority languages
SIL has been involved in developing fonts that specifically handle the special needs of the lesser-known languages of the world. Over the past three years, we have developed, improved, or collaborated on fonts for the following scripts: Fonts released: Arabic: Scheherazade and Lateef Tai Viet: Tai Heritage Roman/Cyrillic/Greek: Doulos, Charis (for typesetting), Andika (for literacy), Gentium Updated fonts: Myanmar: Padauk - updated encoding Dai Banna: Dai Banna SIL - updated for Unicode Ethiopic: Abyssinica - updated for Unicode Limbu: Namdhinggo SIL - enhanced Contributed to: N'Ko: Conakry Work in progress: Tifinagh Devanagari
International implementation
Ongoing from
Conakry font: Michael Everson of Evertype, Script Encoding Initiative Padauk font: Payap University

WSIS information
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
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The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No