CLDR 1.2 Alpha now available

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Thu Sep 30 2004 - 18:17:32 CST

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    The Unicode Consortium is pleased to announce that the alpha version of
    the Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR) 1.2 is available for public
    review. The contents include:

    * Updated Locale Data Markup Language (LDML) specification (UTS #35
    draft), and updated DTD.
    * Added explicit documentation of Date Format Patterns, Number Format
    Patterns, Choice Patterns, Calendar Field
    * Revised documentation of <characters> element, especially exemplar characters.
    * Added alt attribute, references attribute, Inheritance and Validity
    * Incorporated new model of time zone localization

    * Added weekend data for most locales
    * Added yes / no POSIX data to most locales
    * Added locale data for new locales Oriya, Malayalam, Assamese , Welsh,
    Dzongkha, Bhutan, Khmer and Lao
    (All of these need vetting: in particular, Oriya and Malayalam.)
    * Added significant amounts of data (country, language, currency, and type
    display names) to ar, bg, cs, el, he, hr, hu, is, mk, pl, ro, ru, sk, sl,
    sr, tr, uk
    * Incorporated other fixes / additions according for bugs / feature
    requests filed, for French (inc. Canadian), Afrikaans, Swedish, and others.

    For more information please look at the following:

    * General information on CLDR

    * Comparing CLDR data to platform data

    * Latest LDML
    (Note that all LDML updates are to be backwards compatible.)

    * For reporting bugs on the alpha

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