Over the past few years a coordinated use of the “Privat Use Area” of the Unicode standard emerged in the editorial scene of Indo-European, linguistic, medieval and Old norse studies. The nucleus of this scheme is based on codepoint allocation decisions made by the TITUS and MUFI projects. The policy persued by TITUS and MUFI became the thing over the last years. It inspired other initiatives to join, e.g. CYFI or SRQS. So the succession of some seperate encoding efforts meanwhile grew into a larger entirety which more and more lends to the “Private Use Area” the status of a linguistic corporate use area. In the attached document I give an overview upon the entire “PUA” space, try to shed some light on the current state and to outline a future perspective.
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I’d like to propose a meeting about LINCUA and its future prospects, to be held in spring 2014 in Leipzig. The envisioned venue is the Museum für Druckkunst (http://www.druckkunst-museum.de) which is located in one of Leipzig’s famous former printing officines, Haag-Drugulin (later Offizin Andersen Nexö) which has been noted in the past for its multi-script expertise in lead composing.
Everyone who has been involved in LINCUA-related work so far or would be interested in contributing or learning about, is hereby invited to give a preliminary notice of a possible participation.
This is a good idea, and I would certainly like to join the meeting! The Medieval Unicode Font Initiative has published a recommendation for the usage of medieval characters in the Latin alphabet, but it might be time to broaden the scope. Since I am a Nordic scholar, I am thinking of runes (there are missing runes, even if Unicode has a code chart of 81 runes), but there are several other scripts for which coordination will be useful.
From a very practical point of view, I would suggest lunch-time Thursday 16 April to lunch-time Saturday 18 April as a suitable time for the meeting. In my experience, the sooner the dates are fixed, the better.
Sorry! I was looking in the calendar for 2015, not for 2014... So the dates Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 April are not suitable (being in the middle of Easter). What about Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 April 2014?
Thanks, Odd Einar. I contacted the Museum für Druckkunst and asked for an offering for our conference, on April 24–26, 2014. Now it would be helpful to know, how much of you are actually willing to attend. And as for funding: what about keeping it simple and share the costs. I am prepared to organize everything, I’ll work out what the expenses will be, then each participant pays a conference fee. I will also be glad to assist everyone with travel and accomodation matters, in case this is requested.