Unicode Teaching in Universities

Andre Schappo A.Schappo at lboro.ac.uk
Fri Sep 3 02:11:02 CDT 2021

From: Pravin Jain <pravin at zensoftech.co.in>

I suggest we should have some kind of a model curriculum for Introduction to Unicode as a separate subject.
This can be targeted for Undergraduate courses of IT. This can introduce the principles of Unicode standard,
the UCD and the CLDR.

Good Idea. Thank you for your clear thinking. I am happy to be involved in this curriculum.

We can also have another model curriculum for UG courses on languages and literatures.
These model curriculum can then be listed on the Unicode website.

Actually,  I recently connected the Chinese language, Chinese literature, Unicode and Internet/IT Internationalisation 🙂. Please see


We could also try to see if this kind of model course could be started on MOOC platforms.

Can we work towards this?

On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 3:49 PM Andre Schappo via Unicode <unicode at corp.unicode.org<mailto:unicode at corp.unicode.org>> wrote:
Every few years I ask this question and I guess it must now be 4+ years since I last asked it.

¿Anyone know  of any University, anywhere in the world that teaches Unicode?

After all these many years I still have not found such a University. I do mean serious and comprehensive teaching of Unicode. I often find mentions of Unicode in various online teaching materials and often in non Computing/IT subjects. But mentions are not sufficient to give students an appreciation and understanding of Unicode. Mentions do not convey the enormous benefits of Unicode.


André Schappo

Pravin Jain

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