Ken Lunde

Technical Director & Emoji Subcommittee Vice-Chair at Unicode Consortium

Dr. Ken Lunde worked at Adobe from 1991 until 2019, specializing in CJKV Type Development, meaning that he developed East Asian fonts, along with the specifications on which they are based. He architected and developed the Adobe-branded “Source Han” and Google-branded “Noto CJK” open source Pan-CJK typeface families that were released in 2014, 2017, and 2019, is the author of “CJKV Information Processing” Second Edition that was published by O’Reilly Media at the end of 2008, and published over 300 articles on Adobe’s CJK Type Blog. Ken holds BA, MA, and PhD degrees in linguistics from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ken served as Adobe’s primary representative to Unicode from 2015 until 2019, serves as the IVD Registrar, participates in the Unicode Editorial Committee, received the 2018 Unicode Bulldog Award, became a Unicode Technical Director in 2018, and became an Emoji Subcommittee Vice-Chair in 2019.


  • Technical Director & Emoji Subcommittee Vice-Chair

    Current role

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