[lg policy] Fw: Unicode Releases Common Locale Data Repository, Version 2.0

Wed May 25 21:33:18 UTC 2011


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Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 13:58:00 
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Subject: Unicode Releases Common Locale Data Repository, Version 2.0

Mountain View, CA, May 25, 2011 - The UnicodeĀ® Consortium announced today 
the release of a new version of the Unicode Common Locale Data Repository 
(Unicode CLDR 2.0), providing key building blocks for software to support 
the world's languages. The main features of CLDR 2.0 are improved data for 
top 55 languages, with an increase of over 45% in data fields. The details 
are found in the CLDR 2.0 Release Note 

Unicode CLDR is by far the largest and most extensive standard repository of 
locale data. This data is used by a wide spectrum of companies for their 
software internationalization and localization: adapting software to the 
conventions of different languages for such common software tasks as 
formatting of dates, times, time zones, numbers, and currency values; 
sorting text; choosing languages or countries by name; transliterating 
different alphabets; and many others. Unicode CLDR 2.0 is part of the 
Unicode locale data project, together with the Unicode Locale Data Markup 
Language (LDML: http://unicode.org/reports/tr35/). LDML is an XML format 
used for general interchange of locale data, such as in Microsoft's .NET.

For web pages with different views of CLDR data, see 
http://cldr.unicode.org/index/charts. For more information about the Unicode 
CLDR project (including charts) see http://cldr.unicode.org/.

About the Unicode Consortium

The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit organization founded to develop, 
extend and promote use of the Unicode Standard and related globalization 
standards. The membership of the consortium represents a broad spectrum of 
corporations and organizations in the computer and information processing 
industry. Members are: Adobe Systems, Apple, Google, Government of 
Bangladesh, Government of India, IBM, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle, 
Rearden Commerce, SAP, The Society for Natural Language Technology Research, 
The University of California (Berkeley), Yahoo!, plus well over a hundred 
Associate, Liaison, and Individual members.

For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium 

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