Thursday, January 31, 2019

Membership Fee Changes

The Unicode Consortium is announcing changes to membership fees and categories. These changes include both the addition of a new membership category as well as a periodic adjustment of membership fees for inflation. These fee changes put the Consortium in a stronger position to continue its mission to enable people around the world to use computers in any language by providing freely-available specifications and data. Note also that a new category for Supporting, non-profit has been created. All other existing non-profit and individual memberships will have no change.

As of June 1, 2019, the annual membership fee will change as described in the following table:

Membership Levels Current Fee New Fee
Full $18,000 $21,000
Institutional, governmental $12,000 $14,000
Supporting, for-profit organization $7,500 $8,750
Supporting, non-profit organization N/A $5,000
Associate, for-profit organization $2,500 $2,900

Existing members may renew their membership early at the current fee if they renew by May 31, 2019.

The Consortium continues to offer a multi-year discount option for all membership levels, when renewal fees are paid in advance:
  • 10 years, 20% discount
  • 5 years, 10% discount
  • 3 years, 6% discount
The Consortium also offers lifetime memberships to individual members. For further information please contact the Unicode office.


Over 130,000 characters are available for adoption, to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages.