Wednesday, July 15, 2009

[Unicode Announcement] 33rd Internationalization & Unicode Conference - Program Online

33rd Internationalization & Unicode Conference
Features Sessions on Security, Open Source, Social Networking and Cloud Computing

The Unicode(r) Consortium announces the program for the 33rd Internationalization & Unicode(r) Conference (IUC). The conference, sponsored by Gold Sponsor Adobe, Inc., will take place in San Jose, Calif., USA; October 14-16, 2009. The conference program is available online here.

The program committee has created an exciting program full of new and cutting-edge topics that is relevant and engaging for the internationalization community. The three-day conference will feature a full day of tutorials followed by two days of presentations, panels and discussions. There will also be technology exhibits and demonstrations.

Highlights of the Conference:
Tutorials in Three Tracks:
An Introduction to Writing Systems & Unicode
Internationalization: An Introduction
Building a Custom Keyboard Layout for the Mac with Ukulele and XML
Arabic Script: Structure, Geographic and Regional Classification
Unicode - a Grand Tour
Web Internationalization - Standards and Best Practices
Building Multilingual Websites in Joomla [Drupal]
Creating XHTML/HTML Pages with Right-to-Left Scripts
Free Software stack for Unicode Text Rendering
Presenters come from such organizations as DecoType, Amazon, Penn State, Red Hat/GNOME, W3C, XenCraft, and Yahoo! Inc.

Sessions in Three Tracks:
* Session tracks are categorized by Programming Languages, Fonts and Typography, Unicode News, and I18n Standards News on Thursday morning; with Open Source Libraries, Assuring Quality, and Scripts tracks in the afternoon. On Friday, track topics include Development Platforms, Mobile Programming, Internationalization in Practice, and Leveraging CLDR in the morning; and Translation Services API, Bidirectional Text, and Case Studies in the afternoon.

* The following is just a small sample of some of the cutting-edge presentations that will be given at IUC 33. For the full program, visit the IUC 33 Web site.

- Internationalization for JavaScript applications
- Emoji in Unicode: Cell Phones Meet the Internet
- Banking in the Cloud: Challenges of Internationalizing Banking Software
- Twanguages of the World: a Language Census of Twitter
- HarfBuzz, the Free and Open OpenType Shaping Engine

* Session Presenters come from such organizations as Adobe, Inc.; Amazon; Apple, Inc.; Casaba Security; DataDirect Technologies; DecoType; UC Berkeley; Google Inc.; HighTech Passport; IBM; Intel Corporation; Microsoft; Monotype Imaging; University of Michigan; XenCraft; Yahoo! Inc.; and Yale University
The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier technical conference for both software and Web internationalization. Unicode and internationalization experts, implementers, clients and vendors are invited to attend this unique conference. The interactive format makes the Internationalization & Unicode Conference a great place to meet and exchange ideas with leading experts, find out about the needs of potential clients, or get information about new and existing Unicode and internationalization-enabled products.

Gold sponsor: ADOBE - Media Sponsor: Multilingual

The early-bird registration deadline is September 4, 2009; the hotel registration deadline is September 23, 2009. For full conference details and to register, please click here. Sponsorships and exhibit space are available; for more information on sponsoring contact Ken Berk at, +1-781-444 0404. For exhibiting questions email For all other questions email


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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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