Script Encoding Workshop
writing system of the Vai, which was developed
in the 1830's in Liberia
by Duala Bukele, is getting closer to
reaching a stage where it can be
encoded into an international standard
for digital character encoding.
pursuit of this goal, the encoding of
Vai into Unicode and ISO/IEC
10646, a number of experts will be meeting
from 13-15 April 2005 on the New
York University campus.
and users of Vai script who can attend
the meetings are welcome to
attend, or to participate remotely via
chat sessions, as one means of
having input into the process. Michael
Everson, who has worked on the
successful encoding of many scripts, will
be attending the meetings with a
view to preparing a practical and actionable
proposal for encoding Vai.
meeting times will be as follows:
13, 1 - 5 PM: Room 910, Kimmel Hall, NYU
April 14, 1 - 5 PM: Room 910, Kimmel Hall,
April 15, 9 AM - 5 PM: Room 809, Silver
map of the NYU Campus can be found
Kimmel Hall, number 45 on
the map, is at 60 Washington Square South.
Silver Center, number 31 on the
map, is located at 100 Washington Square
interested in attending should confirm
your attendance in advance by
and bring a photo ID.