[Unicode] Press

Col. Daniel Scott, Assistant Commandant, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center to Keynote 29th Internationalization & Unicode Conference March 6-8, 2006, Burlingame, California

Stephanie Covert
Object Management Group
+1-781-444 0404 ext. 142

Mountain View, CA, USA – December 8, 2005 – The Unicode Consortium today announced the third keynote presenter for the 29th Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC). Col. Daniel Scott, Assistant Commandant of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center joins Tuoc Luong, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, Ask Jeeves, Inc. and Charles Bigelow, Vice President, Bigelow & Holmes Inc. as a keynote presenter. The conference will take place March 6-8, 2006 in Burlingame, CA, USA. The full conference program is available online at http://www.unicodeconference.org/agenda.

The program committee has created a revitalized program that is relevant and engaging for the internationalization community. The three-day conference will feature keynote presentations by Tuoc Luong, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, Ask Jeeves, Inc. on the internationalization of search; Col. Daniel Scott, Assistant Commandant of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center on Unicode as a "Unifying Force" in Language Education; and Charles Bigelow, Vice President, Bigelow & Holmes Inc. on The Effect of Unicode on Type Design.

The conference includes a full day of tutorials followed by two days of presentations, panels and discussions. There will also be technology exhibits and demonstrations.

This will be the first conference to cover the content of Unicode 5.0, which supersedes all previous versions of Unicode and is synchronized with the latest version of ISO/IEC 10646. It will also be the first to cover the content of LDML 1.4 (used for interchanging locale data) and CLDR 1.4 (the latest version of the Common Locale Data), and the newest events in the area of Unicode security. The conference includes presentations on Microsoft Office 12 and Windows Vista, several talks on ICU topics, as well as an overview and case study on CLDR.

The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier technical conference for both software and Web internationalization. Unicode experts, implementers, clients and vendors are invited to attend this unique conference. The interactive format makes the Internationalization & Unicode Conference a great place to meet and exchange ideas with leading experts, find out about the needs of potential clients, or get information about new and existing Unicode-enabled products.

The early-bird registration discount is available until February 1, 2006. To register, visit http://www.unicodeconference.org/registration.htm. Exhibit space is available; for more information on exhibiting contact Sandy Burke at sandy@omg.org or +1-781-444 0404. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Nicole Rikkinen at nicole@omg.org. For all other conference-related questions contact Kevin Loughry at loughry@omg.org, +1-781-444 0404.

The conference is produced by The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) and is sponsored by: IBM Corporation (www.ibm.com), Basis Technology (www.basistech.com); media sponsors MultiLingual Computing Inc. (www.multilingual.com), Localisation Research Centre (www.localisation.ie); and organizational sponsors Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA) (www.lisa.org) and the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) (www.gala-global.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. Members are: Adobe Systems, L'Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie, Apple Computer, Basis Technology, Denic e.G., Government of India - Ministry of Information Technology, Government of Pakistan - National Language Authority, HP, IBM, Justsystem, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle, RLG, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, The University of California at Berkeley, VeriSign, Yahoo! and about one hundred Associate, Liaison, and Individual members.

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

About the Event Producer

The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) is the new Event Producer for the Internationalization & Unicode Conferences. The OMG is an open membership, not-for-profit consortium that produces and maintains computer industry specifications for interoperable enterprise applications. Our specifications include MDA®, UML®, CORBA®, MOF™, XMI® and CWM™. OMG’s specifications are all available for download by everyone without charge.

For more information about OMG, visit us online at http://www.omg.org.

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