ICU 58 Released

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Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:27:06 -0700

ICU LogoUnicodeŽ ICU version 58 has just been released! ICU is the main
avenue for many software products and libraries
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languages, implementing both the latest version of the Unicode encoding
standard and of the Unicode locale data (CLDR).

ICU 58 provides full support for the recent Unicode 9.0 release with
7,500 new characters and many property improvements. It covers the
Unicode 9.0 emoji characters --- plus the latest draft version of Emoji
4.0 --- for a total of 2,444 emoji characters and sequences, including
the new ZWJ sequences for gendered professions; ICU word &amp; line
breaking is updated for Emoji 4.0. ICU 58 incorporates the latest
version 30 of Unicode CLDR locale data with a significant increase in
data coverage.

There are a number of new APIs, including ones for measurement system
unit display names (such as "acre" or "Hektar" in 80 languages), and
improvements in performance and robustness. For Java, the unit tests are
converted to JUnit, for easier and faster integration into test suites.

For details please see

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