- Unicode support is updated to 9.0, including updated Unihan readings for the pinyin collation and Han-Latin transforms, and support for new script codes and number systems.
- The set of language codes for translation has been updated, with a significant increase in the total number of translated language names.
- Substantial new data has been added for likely subtags (e.g., to get the main script for each language).
- New data items have been added to support relative times such as “3 Fridays ago” or “this hour”.
- New draft format and preference structure has been added to support week designations such as “the week of August 10” or “week 3 of March”.
- New <characterlabels> data can be used to generate labels for groups of related characters in character pickers.
- The structure for emoji annotations has been revised, and the data has been significantly updated. The emoji collation has been updated, and data is added for improved segmentation behavior. Added a specification for synthesizing ZWJ sequence names.
- The CLDR 30 Survey Tool data collection resulted in a net increase in data items of about 9.2%, with an additional 5.9% of items changed.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
CLDR Version 30 Released
Unicode CLDR 30 provides an update to the key building blocks for software supporting the world’s languages. This data is used by all major software systems for their software internationalization and localization, adapting software to the conventions of different languages for such common software tasks. The following summarizes the main improvements in the release.