Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Salesforce Joins as Full Member of the Unicode Consortium

The Unicode Consortium is pleased to announce that Salesforce has joined as a full member.

“Salesforce is pleased to join the Unicode Consortium and advance the ability for software to reach people in their native and local languages,” said Teresa Marshall, VP, Globalization and Localization, Salesforce.

In addition to Salesforce joining as a full member, Marshall was also elected to the Consortium’s Board of Directors. At Salesforce, Marshall drives globalization efforts, including internationalization, international product management and localization. She started her career as a German linguist and has held program and operational management positions at a number of Silicon Valley companies, as well as academic positions in the field of language translation. Teresa holds an MA in Translation and Interpreting from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

“We are delighted to have Salesforce join as our newest full member,” said Mark Davis, President, Unicode Consortium. “As platforms grow to serve a growing international user base, it becomes increasingly important to invest in and develop standards that allow efficient support of local languages. Unicode exists for precisely that purpose.”

Full members of the Consortium have a vote in all technical committees, and in the governance of the Consortium. A full list of Consortium members can be found here: https://home.unicode.org/membership/members/

Over 140,000 characters are available for adoption to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages