CLDR Version 22 Released

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Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:04:01 -0700

Mountain View, CA, Sept. 10, 2012 / - The Unicode® Consortium announced
today the release of a new version of the Unicode Common Locale Data
Repository* (Unicode CLDR 22.0)*, providing key building blocks for
software to support the world's languages.

Unicode CLDR 22.0 contains data for 215 languages and 227
territories---654 locales in all. The main focus for this release is to
flesh out data items in major languages and locales, yielding an
increase of over 100% in the total number of data fields. Other major
features include the addition of keyboard mapping data for different
platforms, the new Zhuyin (Bopomofo) sort order for Chinese, and script
metadata. There are also enhancements to compact decimals (such as
formatting 1,000,000 as "1 million" or "1M") for different languages and
to rule-based number formats (such as writing 423 as "four hundred and
twenty-three"). For more details, see the CLDR 22.0 Release Note

CLDR is used to adapt 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; and transliterating different alphabets.

It is by far the largest and most extensive standard repository of
locale data, used by a wide spectrum of companies for their software
internationalization and localization. It is widely deployed via
International Components for Unicode (ICU)
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accessed directly by companies such as Apple, Google, IBM, Twitter, and
many others.

CLDR is part of the Unicode locale data project, together with the
/Unicode Locale Data Markup Language/ (LDML
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interchange of locale data, such as in Microsoft's .NET. See the charts
<> pages for views of the CLDR data,
organized in various ways. For more information about the Unicode CLDR
project see <>.

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