The Unicode Consortium announces the 2019 Bulldog Award recipients: Andy Heninger and Norbert Lindenberg.
Andy Heninger is recognized for many years of contributions to the
work of the Consortium, including providing crucial implementations of
segmentation and regular expression support in International Components for
Unicode (ICU). Prior to having these functions in ICU, support for them in
Unicode implementations was very limited. Both contributions are key to robust
text support. For example, correct segmentation is what keeps family emoji from
Norbert Lindenberg has made significant contributions over the
years to internationalizing the Web and has brought deep script expertise to the
Unicode Script Ad Hoc group. He has contributed to the models of many of the
Unicode Standard’s complex scripts, including Thai, Myanmar, Khmer, Javanese,
and Tamil. His work has been used by organizations such as Mozilla, Yahoo!, Sun
Microsystems, and Apple.
For many years, both have been bulldogs for robust Unicode text
More details of their many contributions can be found on the
help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages.