Communities developing resources and competencies for using their languages
Foundational understanding for language development work of all kinds
Publications, fonts and computer tools for language development, translation and research
SIL offers training in disciplines relevant to sustainable language development.
7,105 languages are spoken or signed. CLICK for map of world languages & regional websites.
SIL's dedication to language development past and present
This paper describes Unicode, a worldwide standard that will remove most of the problems people have had in working with fonts and scripts for minority languages. The change is coming; it is unstoppable. You need to know what is going on.