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Unicode Releases Common Locale Data Repository, Version 1.7.1


Mountain View, CA, June 29, 2009 - The Unicode® Consortium announced today the release of a new version of the Unicode Common Locale Data Repository (Unicode CLDR 1.7.1), providing key building blocks for software to support the world's languages. Unicode CLDR is by far the largest and most extensive standard repository of locale data. This data is used by a wide spectrum of companies for their software internationalization and localization: adapting software to the conventions of different languages for such common software tasks as formatting of dates, times, time zones, numbers, and currency values; sorting text; choosing languages or countries by name; transliterating different alphabets; and many others.

CLDR 1.7.1 is an update release, with no new translations. The main changes are fixes for numbering systems and currencies, but a number of other bugs were fixed. See the CLDR 1.7.1 Release Note for a full list of changes. There were no changes in the LDML specification.

Unicode CLDR 1.7 is part of the Unicode locale data project, together with the Unicode Locale Data Markup Language (LDML: http://unicode.org/reports/tr35/). LDML is an XML format used for general interchange of locale data, such as in Microsoft's .NET. For web pages with different views of CLDR data, see http://unicode.org/cldr/charts.html. For more information about the Unicode CLDR project (including charts) see http://cldr.unicode.org. The latest features of CLDR will also be showcased at the 33rd Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC) on October 14-16, 2009 in San Jose, CA — see http://unicodeconference.org/.

About the Unicode Consortium

The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit organization founded to develop, extend and promote use of the Unicode Standard and related globalization standards. The membership of the consortium represents a broad spectrum of corporations and organizations in the computer and information processing industry: Adobe Systems, Apple, DENIC eG, Google, Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu, IBM, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle, SAP, Society for Natural Language Technology Research, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, The University of California at Berkeley, Yahoo!, plus well over a hundred Associate, Liaison, and Individual members.

For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium (http://unicode.org/).

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