Script Encoding Initiative

Department of Linguistics

University of California, Berkeley

Articles about SEI

La cruzada de estos españoles para que la lengua ibérica llegue a tu ordenador

by  José Manuel Blanco, Xataka (web publication), June 30, 2019


Wasapea como un egipcio: así llegarán los jeroglíficos a tu teléfono móvil

by Francisco Carrión, El Mundo, August 20, 2018


Texting in Ancient Mayan Hieroglyphs: What Unicode will make possible

by Erica Machulak, Humanities magazine, Winter 2018, Vol. 39, Number 1


The Economist Explains: The great emoji debate

by G.F., The Economist, December 18, 2017


SEI is mentioned in the NEW YORK TIMES article:

“How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World’s Alphabets”

by Michael Erard, October 18, 2017


The Alphabet That Will Save a People from Disappearing

by Kaveh Waddell, The Atlantic, November 16, 2016


SEI is mentioned in an article in the publishing app “bulb”

from Sept. 18, 2015 by Maggie Shafer

Unicode: A Story of corruption, connection, and smiling poo


"Global Linguistic Diversity for the Internet" by Deborah Anderson,

Communications of the ACM, January 2005 (vol. 48, no. 1), pp. 17–18.


"The Script Encoding Initiative" by Deborah Anderson,

SIGNA 6, April 2004 (a publication for typographers in German).

Link to the original English version is available here.


"Unicode and Historic Scripts" by Deborah Anderson
Ariadne, October 2003, issue 37


"Issue of Human Writes: Putting all world languages in computer text" by Mike Cassidy,

San Jose Mercury News, Oct. 24, 2003. A link to the text is available here.


"The Script Encoding Initiative" by Deborah Anderson,

Multilingual Computing, vol. 14, issue 6, September 2003, p. 34.


"Computers Learn new ABCs" by Michael Erard,

Technology Review, September 2003,

p. 28. A link to an abbreviated version of the article is available here

(with a link to Technology Review, which requires an active subscription).


SEI is also mentioned in the New York Times article,

"For the World's ABC's, He Makes 1's and 0's", Sept. 25, 2003

(article about Unicode proposal veteran Michael Everson by Michael Erard).










Script Encoding Initiative

c/o Deborah Anderson

University of California, Berkeley

Department of Linguistics

1203 Dwinelle Hall #2650

Berkeley, CA 94720-2650


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