Monday, December 23, 2013

Save the Date for IUC 38 - Nov 3-5, 2014

Nov 3-5, 2014, Santa Clara, CA, USA

The Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC)
is the premier event covering 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.
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 computing, upgrading to HTML5, integrating with social networking software, and implementing mobile apps.

Reasons to Attend Include:
  • tutorials and sessions for beginners, to train you and your staff on basic practices and implementation techniques for creating international software
  • learn recommended solutions to difficult problems or sophisticated requirements from industry leaders and experts in attendance
  • find help from tool and product vendors to get you to market quickly and cost-effectively

Friday, December 13, 2013

Unicode 7.0 Annexes Available for Early Review

As technical work gets underway to prepare the publication of Unicode 7.0 (tentatively scheduled for June, 2014), the Unicode Technical Committee has posted proposed updates for several important specifications:

PRI #260, Proposed Update UTS #10, Unicode Collation Algorithm
PRI #261, Proposed Update UAX #15, Unicode Normalization Forms
PRI #262, Proposed Update UAX #44, Unicode Character Database

In UTS #10, collation weights are discussed more generically, with fewer references to the 16-bit weights used in the DUCET. Section 6.3.2, Large Values for Secondary or Tertiary Weights was merged into Section 6.2, Large Weight Values. In UAX #44, the derivation of the Alphabetic property has been updated and the discussion of @missing in Section 4.2.10 @missing Conventions has been simplified to reflect the revised conventions in the UCD data files, which eliminated special edge cases.

Review periods for these new public review issues close January 27, 2014. For details about reviewing and commenting, please see the Public Review Issues page.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

PRI #259: Combined registration of the Moji_Joho collection and of sequences in that collection

The Unicode Consortium has posted a new issue for public review and comment.

Public Review Issue #259: A submission for the "Combined registration of the Moji_Joho collection and of sequences in that collection" has been received by the IVD registrar.

This submission is currently under review according to the procedures of UTS#37, Ideographic Variation Database, with an expected close date of 2014-03-10. Please see the submission page for details and instructions on how to review this issue and provide comments: