Monday, June 29, 2009

[Unicode Announcement] Unicode Releases Common Locale Data Repository, Version 1.7.1

Mountain View, CA, June 29, 2009 - The Unicode® Consortium announced
today the release of a new version of the Unicode Common Locale Data
Repository (Unicode CLDR 1.7.1), providing key building blocks for
software to support the world's languages. 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.


CLDR 1.7.1 is an update release, with no new translations. The main
changes are fixes for numbering systems and currencies, but a number of
other bugs were fixed. See the CLDR 1.7.1 Release Note
<> for a
full list of changes. There were no changes in the LDML specification.


Unicode CLDR 1.7 is part of the Unicode locale data project, together
with the Unicode Locale Data Markup Language (LDML: 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 For more information about the
Unicode CLDR project (including charts) see The
latest features of CLDR will also be showcased at the 33rd
Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC) on October 14-16, 2009
in San Jose, CA — see

About the Unicode Consortium

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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, DENIC eG,
Google, Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu, IBM, Microsoft,
Monotype Imaging, Oracle, SAP, The Society for Natural Language
Technology Research, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, The University of
California at Berkeley, Yahoo!, plus well over a hundred Associate,
Liaison, and Individual members.

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