Unicode Releases Common Locale Data Repository, Version 2.0

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Date: Wed May 25 2011 - 15:58:00 CDT

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    Mountain View, CA, May 25, 2011 - The Unicode® Consortium announced today
    the release of a new version of the Unicode Common Locale Data Repository
    (Unicode CLDR 2.0), providing key building blocks for software to support
    the world's languages. The main features of CLDR 2.0 are improved data for
    top 55 languages, with an increase of over 45% in data fields. The details
    are found in the CLDR 2.0 Release Note

    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 2.0 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://cldr.unicode.org/index/charts. For more information about the Unicode
    CLDR project (including charts) see http://cldr.unicode.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, Google, Government of
    Bangladesh, Government of India, IBM, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle,
    Rearden Commerce, SAP, The Society for Natural Language Technology Research,
    The University of California (Berkeley), Yahoo!, plus well over a hundred
    Associate, Liaison, and Individual members.

    For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium

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