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SIL serves language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development,
by means of research, translation, training and materials development.

Literacy snapshots

Find out more about literacy projects. Statistics and stories come together through these snapshots of local literacy-related initiatives around the world.


What's New

  • A new website for Graphite, the "smart font" system designed to handle complex scripts.
  • The FieldWorks software suite provides the tools researchers need to process linguistic and cultural data. Download the latest version.
  • ScriptSource provides information on the world’s writing systems and a platform for collaboration for font developers. Check out new features, including real-time discussions.
  • Subscribe to monthly e-newsletters from SIL International Publications and receive offers for discounts on selected titles.

More What’s New

SIL represented at meetings of UN Commission for Social Development

Two SIL representatives will attend the 51st Session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development. The event will focus on supporting communities in development efforts such as poverty eradication and access to employment opportunities.