We believe in the power of language to change lives through our programs
The Language Digitization Initiative is solutions-oriented and we focus on actionable deliverables.
The goal of Translation Commons’s Language Digitization Initiative (LDI) is to provide a vast array of resources such as toolkits, pilot studies, guidelines, and training to indigenous communities in order to improve their access to information.
TC Videos and Slide Presentations
An introduction to font issues for language support by Gerry Leonidas (video)
Text, Keyboard, Font, Essentials for your language on the internet by Craig Cornelius (video)
The Script Encoding Initiative and Unicode by Deborah Anderson (slides)
Language Documentation: A Brief Overview by Anna Belew (slides)
Terminology Management for Indigenous Languages by Sue Ellen Wright (video)
Terminology Management for Indigenous Languages by Sue Ellen Wright (slides)
Chakma Digitization by Bivuti (video)
Sora Sompeng by Sony Salma (slides)
Children’s story in Mehri by Janet Watson (slides)
Selim and his shadow in Mehri by Janet Watson (slides)
UN – UNESCO Documents
Publishing of the Zero to Digital: A Guide to Bring Your Language Online was an important milestone on our journey to prevent and reverse global language extinction. But there is still a lot of work to be done for ensuring human rights and connectivity for all the native languages. We call for localization and internationalization experts, language translation professionals, language community advocates, linguists, font designers and marketing experts to join our mission in breaking the language and communication barriers!
Data Gathering Guidelines
Machine Translation Guidelines
Zero to Digital: bringing a language online Pilot with Sunuwar language
Mapping the digitization status of all languages
Indigenous Interpreter Training
Indigenous Translator Training
Professor Community of Practice