CLDR Version 1.3 alpha now available

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Fri Mar 18 2005 - 15:46:59 CST

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    The Unicode Consortium is pleased to announce the release of CLDR 1.3
    Alpha, available via We
    encourage people to look at the data and provide feedback on the progress
    towards CLDR 1.3, especially on the new POSIX-format data and the changes
    in the specification. For more details, see

    The main features are:

    - The addition of new data to support localization of timezones
    - The addition of data for UN M.49 regions, including continents
            and regions
    - A complete set of POSIX-format data generated from the XML format,
            plus a tool to generate versions for different platforms.
    - The canonicalization of the data files, including the consolidation
            of inherited data
    - The restriction of currency codes to ISO 4217 codes (past and present)
    - The addition of number and data tests, for verifying that
            implementations correctly implement the LDML specification
            using CLDR data.
    - Various other fixes and additions of data, and extensions to the

    NOTE: Feedback should not be provided via the online Unicode forms;
    instead, use

            Rick McGowan
            Unicode, Inc.

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