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Unicode Announces Start of Submission Period for Common Locale Data Repository, Version 1.4

Mountain View, CA, USA - 2006-02-03 - The Unicode Consortium today announced the start of the submission period for locale and language data for CLDR Version 1.4. The Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR) project provides a general XML format for the exchange of language and locale data for use in application and system development, and gathers, stores, and makes available a common set of language and locale data generated in that format.

CLDR Version 1.3 contained data for 96 languages and 130 territories. In addition to new data, CLDR 1.4 will add new structure to support, among other things: flexible date & time formatting (including quarters), measurement system names, segmentation (customized line & word break), and transliteration. For more information, see http://www.unicode.org/cldr/.

During this period, the Unicode consortium encourages the submission of proposed new data and proposed corrections into the repository. Most of the data can be entered or viewed via the newly-revised Survey Tool at http://unicode.org/cldr/apps/survey. An "Instructions" link on that page provides usage information.

At the end of the submission period (2006-03-15), there is a vetting period for the submitted data. CLDR 1.4 is scheduled for release on 2006-05-15.