Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Save the Date: 35th Internationalization and Unicode Conference: Santa Clara, CA, USA - 10/17-19, 2011

Mountain View, CA, USA - January 25, 2011 - The Unicode® Consortium today announced that the Thirty-fifth Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC) will take place in Santa Clara, Calif., USA at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on October 17-19, 2011, sponsored by Adobe. This is the premier conference on technologies and practices for the creation and management of global and multilingual software applications.

This annual event focuses on software and Web globalization. It brings together internationalization experts, tools vendors, software implementers, and business and program managers from around the world. Expert practitioners and industry leaders present detailed recommendations for businesses looking to expand to new international markets and those seeking to improve time to market and cost-efficiency of supporting existing markets. Recent conferences have provided specific advice on designing software for European countries, Latin America, China, India, Japan, Korea, the Middle East, and emerging markets.

This highly rated conference features excellent technical content, industry-tested recommendations and updates on the latest standards and technology. Subject areas include cloud, upgrading to HTML5, integrating with social networking software, and implementing mobile apps. This year's conference will also highlight new features in Unicode Version 6 and other relevant standards published this year.

The Call for Participation will be issued shortly. The abstract submission deadline will be March 25, 2011. For more information about IUC 35, please visit http://www.unicodeconference.org/save-the-date.

About the Event Producer

OMG® is the Event Producer for the Internationalization & Unicode Conferences. OMG is an open membership, not-for-profit consortium that produces and maintains computer industry specifications for interoperable enterprise applications. Our specifications include MDA®, UML®, CORBA®, MOF(tm), XMI® and CWM(tm). OMG's specifications are all available for download by everyone without charge.

For more information about OMG, visit us online at http://www.omg.org.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Corrected mapping data for Unihan_Variants.txt now available

The Unicode Consortium announces the availability of corrected mapping data for Unihan_Variants.txt. Due to a production problem, many of the traditional and simplified CJK mappings posted in Unihan_Variants.txt as part of the Unihan Database (Unihan.zip) for Unicode 6.0 have corrupted values in them. A corrected version of this mapping data has been posted at: http://www.unicode.org/Public/6.1.0/ucd/Unihan_Variants-6.1.0d1.txt

It is anticipated these corrected mappings will be incorporated in the next version of the Unicode Standard. In the interim, applications which make use of the traditional and simplified CJK mappings in the Unihan Database may wish to correct their mappings based on the revised data file. The traditional and simplified CJK mappings are classified as provisional properties in the Unicode Character Database. Users of provisional properties are cautioned that their use is at the implementer's risk.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Unicode Discussion Forum

The Unicode Forum provides a new, more open means for the community of Unicode users and experts to ask questions and discuss topics. For Unicode users, the forum provides an indexed, categorized and easily searchable means of accessing information about the Unicode Standards, related specifications and their use. For experts, the forum provides a place to discuss the desirability and ramification of proposed future extensions to the standard, as well as a place to discuss the state of the art in implementing various features.

To view the forum and participate in discussions, please direct your browser to this URL: http://www.unicode.org/forum/ . Registration is free. As a registered user, you can set up RSS feeds from the forum or subscribe to e-mail notification for topics of interest.