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Sundanese Text

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Endangered Archives - preserving manuscripts through digitisation

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Name Code Is used to write language
Sundanese written with Sundanese script su-Sund Sundanese [sun]

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  • Posted by Martin Raymond on 2014-09-22 04:21:06

    ScriptSource attempts to include information on all the world’s scripts, characters and languages, not just the well-known ones. However each year some lesser-known languages die out, and there is a danger that the documentation of those languages dies out too, unless steps are taken to preserve it. Even well-known languages can lose valuable historical records and archives unless steps are taken to preserve them.

    The  Endangered Archives Programme, administered by the British Library, was set up 10 years ago “to contribute to the preservation of archival material that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration world-wide”. Their online collections now contain over three million images, including some beautiful illustrations of the world’s scripts.

    A recent project was the digitisation of thousands of Tangut manuscripts, dating from the 12th and early 13th centuries, housed in the St Petersburg collection, the largest collection of Tangut manuscripts in the world.

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    ScriptsSundanese [Sund] | Tangut [Tang]

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