Thursday, March 28, 2024

Wikimedia Foundation Joins as an Associate Member of the Unicode Consortium

Wikimedia Logo ImageThe Unicode Consortium is pleased to announce that Wikimedia Foundation has joined as its latest organizational member.

The Wikimedia Foundation hosts the most multilingual top-10 website on the internet, Wikipedia, which is built collaboratively by people around the world – and in more than 300 languages.

“Our projects have been supported by the resources, technical projects, and forums supported by the Unicode Consortium. Through initiatives like the CLDR project, for example, Language and Internationalization engineers at the Wikimedia Foundation and volunteers on our projects have contributed to the open-source knowledge infrastructure that serves a shared mission with the Consortium of expanding language representation online. We’re looking forward to future collaborations with the Unicode Consortium as the Wikimedia movement continues to prioritize global access to knowledge in the fast-changing digital space.”
— Selena Deckelmann, Chief Product and Technology Officer

“We’re excited to welcome the Wikimedia Foundation as our latest organizational member, enhancing our shared mission to promote global language representation. We greatly appreciate the contributions from the Wikimedia team over the years and look forward to accelerating our collaboration.”
— Toral Cowieson, CEO

Associate members of the Consortium have observation status on one technical committee. The list of Consortium members can be found here.

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