Re: Mayan numerals (again)

From: Marion Gunn <>
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:24:50 +0000

As 2013 draws to its close, perhaps time to ask again what progress has
been made this year in re registering Mayan numerals.

Reminded to ask by the msg below, which may influence Unicode, as
relayed today to LCTL-T members by its administrators.

Would be good to end the year on a note of success, in whatever degree,
in re a proven need.

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From: Lisa Witmer <>

Date: Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Subject: Seeking Language Test Developers
To: "" <>

To whom it may concern:

Would you kindly forward the announcement below to anyone who may be

Thanks in advance,
Lisa Witmer

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for a target language (TL)
expert with experience in document translation to prepare testing materials
aimed at assessing translation skills going from the TLs listed below into
English. The linguist will need to find texts in the TL that are authentic
(i.e. originally written in the TL for a TL audience), and provide
translations into English. The test consists of two forms, each composed of
four short passages of increasing difficulty, according to the Interagency
Language Roundtable Skill Level Descriptions for Translation Performance ( The
texts should pertain to topics of concern to the FBI, such as law,
criminology, forensic medicine, technology, and finance. Training will be

*Work will be part-time and temporary.* This job would be on a one-time
contractual basis and payment for preparing two forms (in all, eight
passages) is $2000. Although the contractor will need to come to our D.C.
office to meet with us initially, the work can be done from home.
Consequently, contractors in the D.C. metro area are preferred. However, if
the contractor is not from the D.C. area, the Bureau will reimburse
expenses for travel within the U.S. Any necessary training will be provided.

*Required qualifications* (please respond only if you meet these

    - Native speaker educated to the university level in one of the TLs
    - U.S. citizen or green card holder
    - Able to come to D.C. or local FBI field office for fingerprinting and
    to fill out forms
    - Not bound by any federal non-compete agreements

Scríobh 02/07/2013 12:03, Jameson Quinn:
> 2013/7/2, Szelp, A. Sz.<>:
>> The question is, whether the two versions (horizontal and vertical) are
>> warranted for or not.
>> With my limited knowledge of the matter, I would believe only one set to be
>> encodable, the other being free / stylistic variation.
> I have examples of printed pages using both forms on the same page
> non-interchangably, if that helps.

Marion Gunn * eGteo (Estab.1991)
27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an
Bhóthair, An Charraig Dhubh,
Co. Átha Cliath, Éire/Ireland.
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