Wednesday, September 21, 2022

New Online Event – Overview of Internationalization and Unicode Projects

The Unicode Consortium is excited to invite you to our upcoming online event, “Overview of Internationalization and Unicode Projects.”

During this ~2-hour event, hear pre-recorded sessions from some of the experts working to ensure that everyone can fully communicate and collaborate in their languages across all software and services. Unicode representatives will be available for live Q&A for the last 30-40 minutes and our emcee throughout will be Elango Cheran of Google.

Topics and speakers include:
  1. An Introduction to Internationalization (i18n) - Addison Phillips, Internationalization Engineer
  2. Overview of the Unicode Consortium: History and Future - Mark Davis, Cofounder and President
  3. Scripts and Character Encoding - Deborah Anderson, Chair of the Script Ad Hoc Committee
  4. The Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR) - Mark Davis and Annemarie Apple, Chair and Vice Chair of the CLDR Committee
  5. International Components for Unicode (ICU) - Markus Scherer, Chair of ICU Committee
  6. Bringing Internationalization to More Programming Languages and Resource-Constrained Environments (ICU4X) - Shane Carr, Chair of ICU4X Subcommittee
Date Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
Time 9:30am (California)/12:30pm (New York)/16:30 (UTC)/17:30 (London)
and Cost
Online, free to attend
Registration    Register here. Please freely share this link with colleagues and anyone else who may be interested. Registration will also ensure you will receive updates for future Unicode events.

The recording and a playlist will be available on YouTube later this year for anyone who is unable to attend or if attendees want to share the information with others. Depending on community interest, Unicode project leaders will also be available in November and December for virtual “Office Hours” to talk more in depth and answer specific questions.

The link to share with your networks is:

Thanks and hope to see many of you on the 28th!

Over 144,000 characters are available for adoption to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages