Terms of Service


The current version of this policy is 1.0. Any revisions will be announced and published here.


ScriptSource is a service operated by SIL International to serve language communities worldwide. Our postal contact address is ScriptSource, SIL Non-Roman Script Initiative, 7500 West Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX 75236, USA. These Terms of Service apply only to what is provided through the online service, and not to other services of SIL International.

What We Provide

ScriptSource will provide the following services:

  • A web site containing information on scripts, characters, languages and writing systems for use in linguistic research and software development. All non-personal information will be equally presented and available to all users, and to the general public, without discrimination, except when that access adversely affects other users.
  • A means for registered users of the site (members) to contribute information and share it with others. Active member accounts are granted at the discretion of the ScriptSource editors and can be withdrawn at any time. (see also our Privacy and Data Retention Policy)
  • A recommended licensing strategy for sharing information that encourages open, transparent and long-lasting use and respects authorship and copyright. Information on the site will be clearly marked with authorship and licensing as indicated by the contributor. Interoperable and open formats will be preferred to ensure that all information remains useful in the long-term. (see also our Editorial Policy)

This information is provided as a "best effort" service. We will make a reasonable effort to provide an high level of service, and make the site available at all times except for necessary downtime for maintenance, but cannot guarantee site availability in the short- or long-term. Although we intend for ScriptSource to be a long-lasting resource, there is no guarantee that contributed information will be always remain accessible. Contributors are responsible for the long-term backup and retention of their contributed data. We also reserve the right to limit uses of bandwidth or storage that adversely impact other users.

Validity and limitation of liability

ScriptSource editors take great care in researching, refining, validating and organising the content and the software available, and will encourage all contributors do the same, but ScriptSource makes no express or implied warranty of any kind to ensure the validity, quality and accuracy of any submitted data or software and assumes no responsibility for possible errors or omissions. All contributions express the views of the corresponding author(s), and neither ScriptSource nor any funding partner will be held responsible. No liability is assumed for incidental or consequential damages in connection with or arising out of the use of the information or software provided.

As a ScriptSource user or contributor you agree to determine applicability of any information or software provided. Please refer to any existing warranty limitations and disclaimers. External links and references are outside the editorial policy of ScriptSource. You are encouraged to assess the accuracy and the quality of the corresponding sources yourself.

All trademarks and commercial designations belong to their respective owners. ScriptSource does not enforce trademarks for contributors. Trademark and service mark holders are responsible for upholding their own rights.


We reserve the right to change this policy, but will give adequate notice of changes. You can at any time request that we make your account inactive.

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Copyright © 2017 SIL International and released under the  Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license (CC-BY-SA) unless noted otherwise. Language data includes information from the  Ethnologue. Script information partially from the  ISO 15924 Registration Authority. Some character data from  The Unicode Standard Character Database and locale data from the  Common Locale Data Repository. Used by permission.