Internationalization & Unicode Conference 31- October 15 – 17, 2007 - San Jose, CA USA

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Date: Tue Jul 03 2007 - 13:10:05 CDT

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    Immerse yourself in cutting-edge topics and new technologies, all geared for the internationalization community

    The program committee has created an exciting program full of new and cutting-edge topics that is relevant and engaging for the internationalization community. The three-day conference will feature a keynote presentation by Robert Bringhurst, a noted poet, book designer, typographer, historian and linguist. The conference includes a full day of tutorials followed by two days of presentations, panels and discussions. There will also be technology exhibits and demonstrations.

    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 Computer, 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 at

                * 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 Computer, 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!

    Important Information: Sponsors and Deadlines

    The 31st Internationalization & Unicode Conference is sponsored by Gold Sponsor Adobe (; Media Sponsor MultiLingual Computing Inc. (, and Organizational Sponsor Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA) (
    Early-bird Registration Deadline is September 5, 2007
    Hotel registration deadline is September 21, 2007

    For full conference details and to register, visit

    Sponsorships and exhibit space are available; for more information on sponsoring, or exhibiting contact Jon Roussel at, +1-781-444 0404, ext. 106. For all other questions email

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