Unicode Releases Common Locale Data Repository, Version 1.9

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Date: Thu Dec 02 2010 - 14:01:54 CST

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    Mountain View, CA, December 1, 2010 - The UnicodeĀ® Consortium announced
    today the release of a new version of the Unicode Common Locale Data
    Repository (Unicode CLDR 1.9), providing key building blocks for software
    to support the world's languages. The main features of CLDR 1.9 are
    enhanced collation and transliteration support, new structure, and
    modifications for data consistency. The details are found in the
    CLDR 1.9 Release Note (http://cldr.unicode.org/index/downloads/cldr-1-9).

    Unicode CLDR is by far the largest and most extensive standard repository
    of locale data. This data is used by a wide spectrum of companies for
    their software internationalization and localization: adapting software
    to the conventions of different languages for such common software tasks
    as formatting of dates, times, time zones, numbers, and currency values;
    sorting text; choosing languages or countries by name; transliterating
    different alphabets; and many others. Unicode CLDR 1.9 is part of the
    Unicode locale data project, together with the Unicode Locale Data Markup
    Language (LDML: http://unicode.org/reports/tr35/). LDML is an XML format
    used for general interchange of locale data, such as in Microsoft's .NET.

    For web pages with different views of CLDR data, see
    http://unicode.org/cldr/charts.html. For more information about the
    Unicode CLDR project (including charts) see http://cldr.unicode.org .

    About the Unicode Consortium

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    extend and promote use of the Unicode Standard and related globalization
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    The University of California (Berkeley), The University of California
    (Santa Cruz), Yahoo!, plus well over a hundred Associate, Liaison,
    and Individual members.

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