Unicode CLDR provides an update to the key building blocks for software supporting the world's languages. CLDR data is used by all major software systems (including all mobile phones) for their software internationalization and localization, adapting software to the conventions of different languages.
CLDR v38 includes:
- Enhancements to existing locale data: adding support for units of measurement in inflected languages (phase 1), adding annotations (names and search keywords) for Unicode symbols that are non-emoji (~400), and annotations for Emoji v13.1.
- New locales added: Dogri and Sanskrit.
- Survey Tool upgrades: substantial performance improvements, plus structured forum entries to improve coordination among translators.
The overall changes to the data items were:
Over 140,000 characters are available for adoption to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages