CLDR Version 24 Released

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Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:49:51 -0700

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CLDR 24 has been released, providing an update to the key building
blocks for software supporting the world's languages. This data is used
by a wide spectrum of companies
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internationalization and localization, adapting software to the
conventions of different languages for such common software tasks.

Unicode CLDR 24 focused on additional structure for formatting units,
dates, and times, and improving data coverage. This version contains
data for *238* languages and *259* territories---*740* locales in all.
Ten languages were added to the 100%-modern-coverage list for a total of
70 languages. Between the new languages, and the new structure, more
data was entered than in any previous release.

The new structure focused primarily on formatting of units and
improvements to date and time formatting.

    * *fractional plural forms.* major extension to handle fractions
      (eg, some languages use the equivalent of "1.*2* teaspoon*s*" but
      "2.*1* teaspoon")
    * *measurement units.* many additional unit types ("10.3 kg"), in up
      to 6 plural forms per language
    * *compound units.* video length: "23 hrs, 7 mins", or "23:07"
    * *dates/times.* new relative fields such as "last Sunday", and
      "now"; 12 hour time formats that omit "am/pm"; neutral eras ("405
      BCE"); additional timezone falback regional patterns ("/{city}/
      Daylight Time")
    * *number formatting. *exponential notation (1.4210^23 ), at-least
      ("99+"), ranges ("3.5-4.5 kg"), narrow currency symbols (both
      "US$12.23" and "$12.23").
    * *collation. *major simplification of rule syntax, updated root
      files to Unicode 6.3; preliminary version of European Ordering
      Rules; documentation of the CLDR Collation Algorithm (extending UCA)
    * *JSON*. improved support, including new structure and data.

In addition, the data already present from CLDR v23 was reviewed for the
supported languages, and many improvements made.

Details of coverage improvements and new features are provided in, along with a detailed
Migration section.

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