Beta means that the main data, charts, and specification are available for review, but the JSON data is not yet ready for review. Some data may change if showstopper bugs are found. The planned schedule is:
- Oct 27 — Release
Grammatical features (gender and case) for units of measurement in additional locales
- In many languages, forming grammatical phrases requires dealing with grammatical gender and case. Without that, it can sound as bad as "on top of 3 hours" instead of "in 3 hours"
- Phase 1 (v39) of grammatical features included just 12 locales (da, de, es, fr, hi, it, nl, no, pl, pt, ru, sv).
- Phase 2 (v40) has expanded the number of locales by 29 (am, ar, bn, ca, cs, el, fi, gu, he, hr, hu, hy, is, kn, lt, lv, ml, mr, nb, pa, ro, si, sk, sl, sr, ta, te, uk, ur), but for a more restricted number of units.
- These supply short names and search keywords for the new emoji, so that implementations can build on them to provide, for example, type-ahead in keyboards
- Notably in the areas of Locale Identifiers, Dates, and Units of Measurement
Unicode CLDR provides 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.
Over 144,000 characters are available for adoption to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages