Program Announced for 35th Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC 35)

Date: Fri Jun 03 2011 - 13:01:55 CDT

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    Mountain View, CA, USA -- June 1, 2011 -- The Unicode® Consortium today
    announced the program for the Thirty-fifth Internationalization & Unicode®
    Conference (IUC 35), taking place in Santa Clara, Calif., USA; October
    17-19, 2011, sponsored by Adobe. The conference is produced by OMG®.

    This is the premier conference on technologies and practices for the
    creation and management of global and multilingual software solutions. This
    annual event is praised for its excellent technical content, industry-tested
    recommendations and updates on the latest standards.

    The program committee has created an updated program full of new and
    cutting-edge topics that is relevant and engaging for the
    internationalization community. The three-day conference will feature a full
    day of tutorials followed by two days of presentations and discussions. The
    program features cases studies, best practices, effective software design,
    innovative technology, and information about Unicode 6.0.

    Highlights of the Conference:

    Tutorials in Three Tracks:

        * An Introduction to Writing Systems & Unicode
        * Unicode - a Grand Tour
        * Internationalization: An Introduction
        * Web Internationalization - Standards and Best Practices
        * Internationalization Testing Best Practices
        * Comprehensive Arabic Script
        * Smart Code Set Conversions for Unicode Support in Heterogeneous
        * Building Multilingual Websites in Drupal7 and Joomla1.6
        * Using ICU Workshop

    Tutorial presenters come from such organizations as Amazon, IBM, Intel,
    DecoType, Jim DeLaHunt & Associates, W3C, XenCraft, and Yahoo! Inc.

    Sessions in Three Tracks include I18N, L10N, Platforms, Arabic/Bidi,
    Windows, Fonts, Languages, Scripts, ICU and East Asia. Some topics that will
    be covered include:

        * Social networking is important to your business. Learn more about
          Twitter and other networks’ global support.
        * Find out about the latest in HTML5, CSS3, Java 7, ICU, and the latest
          font developments.
        * Learn about speech internationalization at Google.
        * Are your localization practices in need of modernization? Learn how to
          reduce costs and time to market with crowd sourcing, machine
          translation and more.

    Session Presenters come from such organizations as Adobe, Aoyama Gakuin
    University, Beijing UniHan Digital Tech Co. Ltd., Brill, DecoType, Diwan
    Software, Google, Inc., Government of India, HighTech Passport, IBM, Intel,
    Lab126, Microsoft, SIL International, Teradata, Tiro Typeworks, Twitter,
    Inc., University of Michigan, and W3C

    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.

    IUC 35 is sponsored by Gold Sponsor Adobe and Media Sponsor Multilingual
    magazine. Additional sponsorships and exhibit space are available; for more
    information on sponsoring contact Ken Berk at, +1-781-444
    0404. For exhibiting questions email For all other
    questions email


    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

    About the Event Producer OMG® is the Event Producer for the
    Internationalization & Unicode Conferences. OMG is an open membership,
    not-for-profit consortium that produces and maintains computer industry
    specifications for interoperable enterprise applications. Our specifications
    include MDA®, UML®, CORBA®, MOF™, XMI® and CWM™. OMG’s specifications are
    all available for download by everyone without charge.

    For more information about OMG, visit us online at

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