SEI

Donate today and help to digitize

the world's writing systems

 

Online donations to SEI are now possible!

 

  1. Go to the secure website https://give.berkeley.edu/fund/?f=FU1226000.
  2. If you wish to make your donation anonymous, please specify that in the special
    instructions, otherwise your name or the name of your group will appear in the donor list.
  3. You will receive official acknowledgement of your contribution, and our heartfelt thanks!
  4. If you need help with the donations process, please send us an email, or write to the
    address below.

 

Personal 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
  • 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). Two and

one-half percent (2.5%) of donations go automatically to the campus Development Office, as is

usual for gifts to the University of California at Berkeley.

 

In-kind contributions are also helpful. SEI is in need of volunteers, as mentioned on our home page.

 

Donations to SEI help support SEI work. Funds are used primarily to pay script encoding specialists and graduate students to do research, and write script proposals on a per-script basis. Funding also covers research-related travel, administrative costs, and website maintenance. SEI's progress web

page gives an overview of project achievements.

 

 

 

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://linguistics.berkeley.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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

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).

 

 

Script Encoding Initiative

c/o Deborah Anderson

University of California, Berkeley

Department of Linguistics

1203 Dwinelle Hall #2650

Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

USA

 

dwanders@berkeley.edu

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