31st Internationalization & Unicode Conference - Early-bird Registration Deadline is September 5

From: Magda Danish (Unicode) (v-magdad@microsoft.com)
Date: Thu Aug 30 2007 - 10:16:24 CDT

Best practices, cutting-edge topics and new technologies, all geared for the internationalization community
October 15-17, 2007, San Jose, Calif., USA
Early-bird Registration Deadline is September 5!

What will you find at IUC 31?
Experts, talented presenters, up-to-the-minute tutorials, demonstrations and the
pioneering companies that bring software to new markets

Keynote Presenter
Robert Bringhurst, noted poet, book designer, typographer, historian and linguist. His 1992 book The Elements of Typographic Style (now in its second edition) became an instant classic.

The New Unicode 5.0 Standard
Learn about Unicode 5.0 and what is new, how it can impact products and their development and the new opportunities it creates. Sessions dedicated to Unicode 5.0 include tutorials, case studies and general sessions:

· Tutorial: An Introduction to Writing Systems & Unicode
· Unicode 5.0 Tutorial – Fundamental Specifications
· Unicode 5.0 Tutorial – Unicode Algorithms
· Case study: Unicode in Google
· Case study: Moving a Large Scale University to Unicode Usage
· Case study: Adding Unicode Support to the Intel® Viiv™ Software
· Panel: Unicode on the Front Lines
· Session: Unicode and PDF – Do They Play Together Well?
· Session: Unicode Issues in Mars: An XML Representation of PDF
· Session: Unicode Input on Mac OS X
· Session: Working Against the Unicode Bidi Algorithm

Educate Yourself and Your Staff
Whether new to Unicode and Internationalization or already an expert, there’s something for you at IUC 31.

· Tutorial Topics include: Unicode 5.0, Internationalization, ICU, Oracle’s SQL, Best Practices in Software Localization, Extending Mac OS X’s International Support and more
· What’s New: new Internationalization and globalization features of the Java Platform, PHP, Ruby, CDL, Windows Vista Language, Voice Applications, Language Tags, Ajax, Mobile Applications, Web Mail, Web Page Design, XML and more
· Lessons Learned: hear best practices, tips, tricks and pitfalls to avoid in case studies and tutorials from Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Penn State, W3C, and Yahoo!
· Demonstrations: several companies will be demonstrating their products and services

The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier technical conference for both software and Web internationalization. Unicode and internationalization experts, implementers, clients and vendors are invited to attend this unique conference. The interactive format makes the Internationalization & Unicode Conference a great place to meet and exchange ideas with leading experts, find out about the needs of potential clients, or get information about new and existing Unicode and internationalization-enabled products.

Important Information: Sponsors and Deadlines
The 31st Internationalization & Unicode Conference is sponsored by Gold Sponsor Adobe; Silver Sponsor PDFLib; Media Sponsors MultiLingual Computing Inc., Globalization Insider; and Organizational Sponsors Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA) and the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA).

The early-bird registration deadline is September 5, 2007; the hotel registration deadline is September 21, 2007. For full conference details and to register, visit http://www.unicodeconference.org/reg. Sponsorships and exhibit space are available; for more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Jon Roussel at jroussel@omg.org, +1-781-444 0404, ext. 106. For all other questions email info@unicodeconference.org.

About the Unicode Consortium
The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit organization founded to develop, extend and promote use of the Unicode Standard and related globalization standards.
The membership of the consortium represents a broad spectrum of corporations and organizations in the computer and information processing industry. Members are: Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, Basis Technology, Denic e. G., Google, Government of India - Ministry of Information Technology, Government of Pakistan - National Language Authority, HP, IBM, Justsystem, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, The University of California at Berkeley, Yahoo, Inc. and over 100 Associate, Liaison, and Individual members. For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium http://www.unicode.org/contacts.html.

About the Event Producer
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