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Project ID: 1211234387
Entity: SIL International
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Activity: Font development for support of minority languages
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Activity description: 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
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Entity from: International
 
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
 
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
 
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 4. Reduce child mortality
MDG 5. Improve maternal health
MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
 
Activity type: Project
Time scale: Ongoing
Partners: Conakry font: Michael Everson of Evertype, Script Encoding Initiative Padauk font: Payap University

 

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