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Welcome to SIL’s Non-Roman Script
A brief introduction to the Non-Roman Script Initiative vision and team members.
Resources for Writing Systems
Implementation using Copyleft and FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software)
Are you looking for ideas, information and tools to enhance or start from scratch a WSI or one of its
components for a specific language community? This collection of links will help you to use copyleft and
FLOSS (Free Libre and Open Source) technologies to develop, adapt or enhance a WSI.
NRSI Update #12 – April
This is the 12th issue of the NRSI News Update.
NRSI Update #10 – June
This is the tenth issue of the NRSI News Update.
NRSI Update #6 – August
The purpose of this periodic e-mailing is to keep you in the picture about current NRSI research, development
and application activities. This is the sixth issue of the NRSI News Update.
Downloading & Installation Tips
If you have just downloaded a zip file and do not know what to do with it, this page might help you. This
page also offers other tips for downloading files and installing fonts.
NRSI Update #16 – December
This is the 16th edition of the NRSI Update.
NRSI Update #17 – July
This is the 17th edition of the NRSI Update.
NRSI Update #2 – September
This is the second issue of the NRSI News Update.
NRSI Update #7 – October
NRSI Update #8 – December
This is the eighth issue of the NRSI News Update.
SIL International X11-style
The NRSI Update was published by SIL’s Non-Roman Script Initiative from 1996-2002. The purpose of the NRSI
Update was to keep interested individuals up-to-date about current NRSI research, development and application
NRSI Update Subject
This is an index of subjects covered in the NRSI Update.
NRSI Update #15 – June
This is the 15th edition of the NRSI Update.
NRSI Update #14 – October
This is the 14th edition of the NRSI Update.
NRSI Update #13 – June
This is the 13th issue of the NRSI News Update.
NRSI Update #11 – January
This is the 11th issue of the NRSI News Update.
NRSI Update #9 – May 1998
This is the ninth issue of the NRSI News Update.
NRSI Update #5 – April/June
This is the fifth issue of the NRSI News Update.
NRSI Update #4 – February
This is the fourth issue of the NRSI News Update.
NRSI Update #3 – November
This is the third issue of the NRSI News Update.
NRSI Update #1 – July
This is the first issue of the NRSI News Update.
Right-to-left scripts in
The ability to display right-to-left (RTL) and other complex scripts is built into the standard editions of
Microsoft Office since Office 2000. Additionally, the ability to handle RTL scripts is not dependent on
underlying Windows support, so it works even on English editions of Windows 9x. All of this is a significant
change from previous Office products for which Microsoft made customized editions of the applications for
different areas of the world.
This document template provides helpful hints on use of RTL scripts in Word 2000, Word 2002 and Word 2003.
Included are general instructions for getting such scripts to work correctly, known bugs and weaknesses, and
various tips and tricks. There are also some macros that may be helpful when working with RTL scripts.
Although written primarily for users of Arabic Based Scripts (ABS), users of other RTL scripts such as Hebrew
will find the material helpful.
The Digital Divide
SIL chartered the Non-Roman Script Initiative (NRSI) to enable ethnic minorities to bridge the digital
divide. NRSI participates in the work of the Unicode Consortium, an international nonprofit founded to
establish a universal standard for representing each character of all the world's writing systems on the
Implementing Writing Systems (The
Table of contents page, with links to individual chapters.
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