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31st Internationalization & Unicode Conference to Feature New Content on New Technologies, Academic Topics, Web Mail and Hot Topics in Internationalization

Full Program Agenda Available for Conference
October 15-17, 2007, San Jose, Calif., USA

Mountain View, CA, USA – June 4, 2007 – The Unicode® Consortium today announced the program for the 31st Internationalization & Unicode® Conference (IUC). The conference, sponsored by Gold Sponsor Adobe, Inc., will take place October 15-17, 2007, in San Jose, Calif., USA. The full conference program is available online at http://www.unicodeconference.org/program-pr.

Highlights of the Conference:

  • Keynote Presenter:
  • Robert Bringhurst, noted poet, book designer, typographer, historian and linguist
  • Tutorials in Three Tracks:
    • Unicode 5.0: An Introduction to Writing Systems & Unicode;
    • Fundamental Specifications and Unicode Algorithms;
    • Internationalization: An Introduction;
    • A two-part tutorial on Oracle/SQL Server, Making Sense of Oracle Character Sets and Length Semantics;
    • ICU, in both C and Java;
    • Best Practices in Software Localization Process and Technology;
    • Web Internationalization – Standards and Best Practices;
    • Writing Win32 Multilingual Applications Using the Windows Vista MUI Technology;
    • Extending Mac OS X’s International Support;
    • Presenters come from such organizations as Apple, Inc., ASMUS, Inc., Google, IBM Corporation, i18N Inc., Microsoft, W3C, and Yahoo!
  • Sessions in Four Tracks:
    • Sessions on Tuesday are in four tracks; sessions on Wednesday are in three tracks plus, for the first time, a fourth track comprising the Unicode Technical Committee Meeting.
    • The following is just a small sample of some of the cutting-edge presentations that will be given at IUC 31. For the full program, visit the IUC 31 Web site.
      • Climbing the Tower of Babel with PHP, presented by Andrei Zmievski, Yahoo!
      • When Ajax Meets Globalization…, presented by Justin Yin, IBM
      • Unicode Issues in Mars: An XML Representation of PDF, presented by Matthew Hardy, Adobe Systems
      • Internationalization Tag Set 1.0 – A New Standard for Internationalization and Localization of XML, presented by Felix Sasaki, W3C
      • What’s New in CLDR 1.5, presented by John Emmons, IBM
      • Language Tags: the Next Generation, presented by Addison Phillips, Yahoo! & Mark Davis, Google
      • New Internationalization Features of the Java Platform, presented by Naoto Sato, Sun Microsystems & Craig Cummings, Oracle
    • Session Presenters come from such organizations as Adobe Systems, Aoyama Gakuin University, Apple, Inc., Diwan Software Limited, Earth Treasury, Google, i18N, IBM, Intel, Jim DeLaHunt & Associates, Microsoft, MLM Associates, Motorola – GTG, Oracle, PDFlib GmbH, Penn State, Tavultesoft, UC Berkeley, W3C, Webster University, and Yahoo!
  • Hosted special interest gatherings will be held throughout the conference. Topics will be announced at the conference.

The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier technical conference for both software and Web internationalization. Unicode and internationalization 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 and internationalization-enabled products.

The 31st Internationalization & Unicode Conference is sponsored by Gold Sponsor Adobe; Media Sponsor MultiLingual Computing Inc. (www.multilingual.com), and Organizational Sponsor Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA) (www.lisa.org).

The early-bird registration deadline is September 5, 2007; the hotel registration deadline is September 21, 2007. For full conference details and to register, visit http://www.unicodeconference.org/program-pr. Sponsorships and exhibit space are available; for more information on sponsoring, or exhibiting contact Jon Roussel at jroussel@omg.org, +1-781-444 0404, ext. 106. For all other questions email info@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. Members are: Adobe Systems, Apple, Basis Technology, Denic e. G., Google, Government of India - Ministry of Information Technology, Government of Pakistan - National Language Authority, Government of Tamil Nadu - Tamil Virtual University, HP, IBM, Justsystem, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, The University of California at Berkeley, Yahoo, and over 100 Associate, Liaison, and Individual members.

For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium.

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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