Unicode Standard version 4.0 published! Conference this week!

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Date: Mon Sep 01 2003 - 05:43:37 EDT

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            NEWSFLASH: Version 4.0 of the Unicode Standard is here!
    The Unicode Consortium and Addison-Wesley announced publication of Version 4.0
    of the Unicode Standard last week.

    You can read about the impact the standard is having on domain names, worldwide
    communication and the digital divide, in the press release on the Unicode
    Consortium web site.

    You can learn more about this latest version as well as how to employ Unicode
    in software and web applications, at the conference in Atlanta this week!
    This is the conference to attend if you need to know about internationalization
    best practices.
    Join us!

        Twenty-fourth Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC24)
         Unicode, Internationalization, the Web: Powering Global Business
                                September 3-5, 2003
                               Atlanta, Georgia, USA


    > Meet industry leaders in Atlanta and discuss the hot topics for
       internationalization and Unicode in 2003! Check out the updated
       Conference program ( http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc24/program.html )
       which includes abstracts of talks and speakers' biographies.
       Register via the Conference Web site at:

    > Attend the Showcase to find out about products supporting
       the Unicode Standard, and products and services that can help you
       globalize/localize your software, documentation and Internet content.

    > Book signing event: Friday, September 5, 12:50 - 1:20 pm in the
       Showcase area. Prominent authors of the Unicode Standard, Version
       4.0 will be on hand to sign your copies. Bring your books to the
       Atlanta Internationalization and Unicode Conference as well!
       Internationalization industry pundits Richard Gillam, Don DePalma,
       and Bill Hall will also be available for book signings at this time.
       Bring your copy of their books or articles to the conference to have
       them autographed, or pick up their latest works right at the SHOWCASE.
       This is your chance to meet and greet these authors.

    > To find out about, and register for the TILP Breakfast Meeting and
       Roundtable, organized by The Institute of Localisation Professionals,
       and taking place at the same venue on September 4, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,
       See: http://www.tilponline.org/events/diary.shtml
       or http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc24


    KEYNOTES: Keynote speakers for IUC24 are well-known authors in the
     Internationalization and Localization industries:

     Donald De Palma, President, Common Sense Advisory, Inc., and author
     of "Business Without Borders: A Strategic Guide to Global Marketing",
     and Richard Gillam, author of "Unicode Demystified: A Practical
     Programmer's Guide to the Encoding Standard" and a former columnist
     for "C++ Report".

     TUTORIALS: The redeveloped and enhanced Unicode 4.0 Tutorial is
     taught by Dr. Asmus Freytag, one of the major contributors to the
     standard, and extensively experienced in implementing real-world
     Unicode applications. Structured into 3 independent modules, you
     can attend just the overview, or only the most advanced material.
     Tutorials in Web Internationalization, non-Latin scripts, and more,
     are offered in parallel and taught by recognized industry experts.

     CONFERENCE TRACKS: Gain the competitive edge! Conference sessions
     provide the most up-to-date technical information on standards, best
     practices, and recent advances in the globalization of software and
     the Internet. Panel discussions and the friendly atmosphere allow
     you to exchange ideas and ask questions of key players in the
     internationalization industry.

     WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: If you have a limited training budget, this is
     the one Internationalization conference you need. Send staff that
     are involved in either Unicode-enabling software, or internationalization
     of software and the Internet, including: managers, software engineers,
     systems analysts, font designers, graphic designers, content developers,
     Web designers, Web administrators, technical writers, and product
     marketing personnel.


       The Conference Program and Registration form are available at the
       Conference Web site:


       Agfa Monotype Corporation
       Basis Technology Corporation
       ClientSide News L.L.C.
       Oracle Corporation
       World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)


       Visit the Showcase to find out more about products supporting the
       Unicode Standard, and products and services that can help you
       globalize/localize your software, documentation and Internet content.

       Sign up for the Exhibitors' track as part of the Conference.
       For more information, please see:

    Exhibitors to date:

       Agfa Monotype Corporation
       ASET International Services Corporation
       Basis Technology
       ClientSide News L.L.C.
       LingoPort, Inc.
       Multilingual Computing, Inc.
       The Symbio Group
       The Institute of Localisation Professionals
       Venturi Technology Partners
       Zhong Yi Technology Ltd.


    The Conference will take place at:

              DoubleTree Hotel Atlanta Buckhead
              3342 Peachtree Road
              Atlanta, GA 30326

              Tel: +1-404-231-1234
              Fax: +1-404-231-3112


       Global Meeting Services Inc.
       8949 Lombard Place, #416
       San Diego, CA 92122, USA

       Tel: +1 858 638 0206 (voice)
            +1 858 638 0504 (fax)

       Email: info@global-conference.com
          or: conference@unicode.org


     The Unicode Consortium was founded as a non-profit organization in 1991.
     It is dedicated to the development, maintenance and promotion of The
     Unicode Standard, a worldwide character encoding. The Unicode Standard
     encodes the characters of the world's principal scripts and languages,
     and is code-for-code identical to the international standard ISO/IEC
     10646. In addition to cooperating with ISO on the future development of
     ISO/IEC 10646, the Consortium is responsible for providing character
     properties and algorithms for use in implementations. Today the
     membership base of the Unicode Consortium includes major computer
     corporations, software producers, database vendors, research
     institutions, international agencies and various user groups.

     For further information on the Unicode Standard, visit the Unicode Web
     site at http://www.unicode.org

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