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.
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SIL's dedication to language development past and present
Fonts, Keyboard and Utilities
SIL provides a wide range of software to support the writing systems of the world. This includes fonts, software keyboards, text conversion definitions and utilities used to develop them. SIL also develops and maintains Graphite - a software package that can be used to render complex scripts. The SIL Open Font License provides a free and open licensing model for writing system software and has become the most common license for open font projects.
The NRSI is a department of SIL International, whose task is to provide assistance, research and development for SIL International and its partners to support the use of non-Roman and complex scripts in language development. Our vision is that language communities are effectively using their preferred writing system on computers without technical barriers. READ MORE >>