25th Unicode Conference - March 31-April 2, 2004 - Washington, D.C., USA

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                              Unicode in Government:
                        Building a Multilingual Infrastructure
                                 Washington D.C., USA
                               March 31 - April 2, 2004

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    Program Overview
    The 25th Internationalization and Unicode Conference will focus on solutions
    that address the language and multilingual requirements of governments and
    industries around the world.

    Technologies built on the Unicode Character Standard make it feasible today
    to build a multilingual infrastructure that satisfies these requirements.
    This conference will examine the requirements and explore recent advances
    in the state of the art, as well as traditional best-practices.

    The Washington DC venue was specifically chosen to allow discussion and
    peer networking around the needs of government including topics such as
    U.S. Homeland Security, and the European Union's challenges supporting all
    its official languages.

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

    This program features:

    * Enhanced Unicode tutorial (incorporating Unicode 4.0)

    * Sessions and panels on working with languages within government

    * Updates to the popular tutorials on: Web Internationalization,
      Writing Systems, Distributed Systems, and Authentic Arabic

    * Several completely new tutorials such as: Internationalization Project
      Planning, Internationalized Software Testing

    * Track on Localization organized and sponsored by The Institute of
      Localisation Professionals (TILP)

    * Sessions on internationalization, including topics such as:
      Scripts, platforms, locales, legacy data, transliteration,
      Web internationalization, rendering, and conversion

    * Sessions on programming: Java, .NET, IBM ICU, Oracle, and Testing

    * Numerous case studies


    Diverse Topics and Formats
    The conference features tutorials, lectures, and panel discussions that
    provide coverage of standards, best practices, and recent advances in the
    globalization of software and the Internet.

    Emphasis on Current Government Needs
    Language and multilingual requirements of governments and industries around
    the world will be addressed in several sessions as well as in the
    Government Track devoted to standards and resources for government workers.

    Everette Jordan, Director of the United States Government National Virtual
    Translation Center (NVTC), will be a keynote speaker, kicking off the

    Exhibitor's Showcase and Panel Sessions
    A forum that highlights the latest advances in language services, tools
    and technologies.

    Unicode 4.0
    The Unicode tutorial and many other tutorials and breakout sessions are
    updated to cover the most recent release of the Unicode Standard. This
    conference is your best opportunity to learn about Unicode and
    internationalization directly from the experts.


    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, system 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
    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:


    The Conference will take place at the:

            Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
            5000 Seminary Road
            Alexandria, VA 22311
            Tel: (703) 845-1010
            Fax: (703) 845-7662


            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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    Unicode(r) and the Unicode logo are registered trademarks of Unicode,
    Inc. Used with permission.

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