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Unicode Releases Common Locale Data Repository, Version 1.7.2


Mountain View, CA, December, 10, 2009 - The UnicodeĀ® Consortium announced today the release of version 1.7.2 of the Unicode Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR). Unicode CLDR 1.7.2 is an update release, with no new translations. The main changes are modifications to Unicode language and locale identifiers to correspond to the recent version of BCP47. 

About Unicode CLDR
Unicode CLDR provides 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.

For more information about the Unicode CLDR project (including charts) see http://cldr.unicode.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.Ā 

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

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