Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tutorials Announced for IUC 36

Tutorials Announced for 36th Internationalization and Unicode Conference
Santa Clara, Calif., USA; October 22-24, 2012
Mountain View, CA, USA – June 13, 2012 – The Unicode® Consortium today announced the tutorial sessions for the Thirty-sixth Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC). IUC 36 will take place in Santa Clara, Calif., USA at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on October 22-24, 2012, sponsored by Adobe. This is the premier conference on technologies and practices for the creation and management of global and multilingual software applications. For more information about the program, please visit
The Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC) covers the latest in industry standards and best practices for bringing software and Web applications to worldwide markets. This annual event focuses on software and Web globalization, bringing together internationalization experts, tools vendors, software implementers, and business and program managers from around the world.
Tutorial Sessions Include:
  • “An Introduction to Writing Systems & Unicode,” by Richard Ishida, Internationalization Activity Lead, W3C
  • “Unicode – A Grand Tour,” by Michael McKenna, International Product Engineer, Zynga, Inc., and Craig Cummings, Globalization Center of Excellence, Rearden Commerce and UTC Vice Chair, Unicode Consortium
  • “Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA),” by Amit Gupta, Member Technical Staff, Adobe Systems
  • “Internationalization, An Introduction (Part I: Character Encoding) (Part II: Enabling),” by Addison Phillips, Globalization Architect, Lab 126
  • “Developing an OpenType Font for Complex Scripts Using Fontforge,” by Pravin Dinkar Satpute, Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
  • “I18N in Javascript with iLib,” by Edwin Hoogerbeets, Independent Globalization Consultant
  • “Keyboard Design for Tavultesoft Keyman and Unicode,” by Marc Durdin, CEO, Tavultesoft Pty Ltd
  • “Web Internationalization – Standards and Best Practices,” by Tex Texin, Chief Globalization Architect, Rearden Commerce, Inc.
  • “Using ICU Workshop,” by Steven R. Loomis, Software Engineer, IBM
  • “Internationalization and Localization in Ruby and Ruby on Rails,” by Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
  • “The Road to World-Class Starts with World-Ready,” by Michael Kuperstein, Localization Engineer and Loïc Dufresne de Virel, Localization Strategist, Intel Corporation
  • “Building Multilingual Websites in Drupal 7 and Joomla 2.5,” by Jim DeLaHunt, Principal, Jim DeLaHunt & Associates
MultiLingual Magazine is the media sponsor. The early-bird registration deadline is September 7, 2012. 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
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
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™, XMI® and CWM™. OMG’s specifications are all available for download by everyone without charge.
For more information about OMG, visit us online at