Alpha means that the main data and charts are available for review, but the specification, JSON data, and other components are not yet ready for review. Some data may change if showstopper bugs are found. The planned schedule is:
- Mar 09 — Beta (data)
- Mar 23 — Beta2 (spec)
- Apr 06 — Release
The tooling changes are targeted at the v42 general submission release. They include a number of features and improvements such as progress meter widgets in the Survey Tool.
Finally, the Basic level has been modified to make it easier to onboard new languages, and easier for implementations to filter locale data based on coverage levels.
The following table shows the number of Languages/Locales in this version. (See the v41 Locale Coverage table for more information.)
|Modern||89||361||Suitable for full UI internationalization|
|Moderate||13||32||Suitable for full “document content” internationalization, such as formats in a spreadsheet.|
|Basic||22||21||Suitable for locale selection, such as choice of language in mobile phone settings.|
|Total||124||414||Total of all languages/locales with ≥ Basic coverage.|
Beyond the member organizations of the Unicode Consortium, many dedicated communities and individuals regularly contribute to updating their locales, including:
- Modern: Cherokee, Cantonese, Scottish Gaelic, Sorbian (Lower), Sorbian (Upper)
- Moderate: Asturian [nearly Modern], Breton, Faroese, Fulah (Adlam), Kaingang, Nheengatu, Quechua, Sardinian
- Basic: Bosnian (Cyrillic), Interlingua, Kabuverdianu, Māori, Romansh, Tajik, Tatar, Tongan, Uzbek (Cyrillic), Wolof
Over 144,000 characters are available for adoption to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages