The Rosetta Project

The Rosetta Project

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August 2011
The Rosetta Stone contained one document in three languages. It's how Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were deciphered.

The Long Now Foundation realized they could etch really tiny text on nickel disks that would last several thousand years. What would you do with that?

"Languages of the World: This is an archive of over 1,500 human languages assembled in the year 02008 C.E. Magnify 1,000 times to find over 13,000 pages of language documentation."

On a 3" disk. Part of the documentation is 1,500 translations of Genesis chapters 1-3.

It's browsable online here: http://rosettaproject.org/disk/interactive/

This is freaking awesome.

The data is available in a few other forms: http://rosettaproject.org/projects/rosetta-platform/

I found this google searching for "lojban rosetta", wondering if the Rosetta Stone product includes the Lojban language. It doesn't. But that search brought me here: http://www.lojban.org/tiki/Rosetta+Project
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