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The corona virus pandemic is weighing on us all now – personally and professionally. The LocWorld team is well and we hope you are, also.
Regarding LocWorld42 in Berlin, we are in negotiations with our conference venue, the InterContinental Berlin, and are forced to wait for further developments in Germany before we can make a definitive announcement. Meanwhile, we are investigating opportunities for a virtual and safely-distant way to get together, network and learn. We promise to let you know more as soon as we can. We ask for your patience and understanding.

Founded in 2010, the Endangered Alphabets Project aims to support the preservation and revival of traditional writing systems. We have been doing this in three ways: by carving pieces of text from endangered scripts in beautiful woods; by exhibiting these carvings and giving talks and workshops on the subject; and by creating and publishing games, educational materials, playing cards, dictionaries and children’s books in endangered writing systems. Our next project, due for launch on January 1, 2019, is to create a digital Atlas of Endangered Alphabets.