Friday, October 26, 2012

CLDR Version 22.1 Released

Oct 26, 2012 — Unicode CLDR 22.1 has been released, providing an update to the key building blocks for software supporting the world's languages.

Unicode CLDR 22.1 contains data for 215 languages and 227 territories—654 locales in all. Version 22.1 is an update release, with several important fixes to CLDR 22.0, such as addition of the new Turkish currency symbol, and simpler patterns for fallback timezone formatting (“Los Angeles Time” instead of “United States Time (Los Angeles)”). For details, see CLDR-22.1.

CLDR is by far the largest and most extensive standard repository of locale data, used by a wide spectrum of companies for their software internationalization and localization. It is widely deployed via International Components for Unicode (ICU), and also accessed directly by companies such as Apple, Google, IBM, Twitter, and many others. CLDR is part of the Unicode locale data project, together with the Unicode Locale Data Markup Language (LDML)—an XML format used for general interchange of locale data, such as in Microsoft's .NET.

See the Charts pages for views of the CLDR data, organized in various ways. For more information about the Unicode CLDR project see

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 Andhra Pradesh, Government of Bangladesh, Government of India, IBM, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle, SAP, Tamil Virtual University, 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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two New Public Review Issues, UAX #9 and UTR #20

The Unicode Technical Committee has posted two new issues for public review and comment.

Review periods for the new items close on January 21, 2013.
Please see the page for links to discussion and relevant documents.

Briefly, the new issues are:

PRI #232, Proposed Update UAX #9, Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm

UAX #9 will be updated for Unicode 6.2.1. This proposed update involves a substantial extension of the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm to allow for the implementation of isolate runs. It also introduces a new X_Bidi_Class property in support of that extension. See the modifications section of the proposed update for information on specific changes to sections in the document.

PRI #233, Proposed Update UTR #20, Unicode in XML and other Markup Languages

This Unicode Technical Report will have its references corrected and various other small editorial changes made to bring it up-to-date with Unicode 6.2.

To supply feedback on these issues, see .