Via the online Survey Tool, contributors supply data for their languages — data that is widely used to support much of the world’s software. This data is also a factor in determining which languages are supported on mobile phones and computer operating systems.
It is important to review the Migration section for changes that might require action by implementations using CLDR directly or indirectly (eg, via ICU), and the Specification changes, since those are new since the Alpha.
We appreciate feedback from both ICU and non-ICU consumers of CLDR data. (The Beta has already been integrated into the development version of ICU.) Feedback can be filed at CLDR Tickets. Any tickets should be filed as soon as possible, because the target release date is 2023 Apr 12, Wed.
CLDR 43 is a limited-submission release, focusing on just a few areas:
- Formatting Person Names
- Completing the data for formatting person names, allowing it to advance out of “tech preview”. For more information on the benefits of this feature, see Background.
- Adding substantially to the LikelySubtags data: This is used to find the likely writing system and country for a given language, used in normalizing locale identifiers and inheritance. The data has been contributed by SIL
- Inheritance: Adding components to parentLocales, and documenting the different inheritance for rgScope data, which inherits primarily by region
- Other data updates
- Alternate names for Turkey / Türkiye
- Name for the new timezone Ciudad Juárez
- Collation & Searching
- Treat various quote marks as equivalent at a Primary strength, also including Geresh and Gershayim.
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