NRSI: Computers & Writing Systems
Welcome to SIL’s Non-Roman Script Initiative
Scripts Around the World
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The Non-Roman Script Initiative is a department of SIL International whose task is to provide computing resources for minority language groups around the world who write their languages in complex ways.
The NRSI Vision
Our vision is that language communities and the people who work for them be able to work effectively and productively regardless of the writing system used in a given community, i.e., that script-related computing issues do not impede them in their work.
The mission of the Non-Roman Script Initiative is to provide guidance, information, research and development for SIL International and its partners to facilitate the use of non-Roman and complex scripts in linguistic study, translation, literacy and publishing.
Could you be a part of our team?
Providing non-Roman computer solutions requires many skills such as those of...
NRSI staff are volunteers who are financially sponsored by others who want to support these various projects. There are also opportunities for part-time involvement. For more information on these opportunities and how you might fit in to the team, see the SIL FAQ or contact the NRSI at: .
Meet the NRSI team
NRSI team annual meeting, Camp Hoblitzelle, January 2018
Jim Brase - script research, training development
Jon Coblentz - script engineering
Sharon Correll - software development
Lorna Evans - industry interaction, font design, user support
Tim Eves - software development
Victor Gaultney - font design, team technical director
Bob Hallissy - script engineering, software development, user support
Becca Spalinger - font design
Martin Hosken - script research, script engineering, software development, user support
Peter Martin - font design, web site development
Annie Olsen - font design
David Raymond - software development and support
Martin Raymond - team director, ScriptSource
Nicolas Spalinger - script engineering, software licensing
Alan Ward - software development, script engineering
David Rowe - software development and keyboards
Bobby de Vos - script engineering, software development