The SIL Non-Roman Script Initiative (NRSI) is streamlining its font development workflow, with an emphasis on the use of open source tools and formats which can be used in an automated build process. Hopefully this will make it easier for others to participate.

At the same time the NRSI is trying to collect and make available information on the "Best Practices" used in developing fonts. About 30% of the articles in our intended outline have been written, with plans to make further progress on the remainder in the upcoming year. These "Font Development Best Practices" can be found at and corrections, clarifications and contributions are welcome (source is at