Unicode Locale Data v31α available for testing

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Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:02:33 -0800

cldr v31 alphaThe Alpha version of Unicode CLDR version 31 is available
for testing. The beta v31 will contain updates to the LDML spec and
should be available on March 1, with the release of v31 planned for
March 15.

CLDR 31 provides an update to the key building blocks for software
supporting the world's languages. This data is used by all major
software systems <http://cldr.unicode.org/index#TOC-Who-uses-CLDR-> for
their software internationalization and localization, adapting software
to the conventions of different languages for such common software tasks.

Aside from the regular updates to codes and data, some of the more
noticeable changes are:

    * Canonical codes
          o The subdivision codes were changed to consistently use the
            bcp47 format

          o The locales in the language-territory population data
            and the exemplars directory were regularized (dropping
            likely scripts subtags).
          o The timezone ID for GMT has been split from UTC.
          o There is a new mechanism for identifying hybrid locales,
            such as Hinglish

    * Subdivisions
          o Names for Scotland, Wales, and England have been added for
            many languages.
    * Emoji 5.0
          o Short names and keywords have been updated for English.
          o Collation (sorting) adds the new 5.0 Emoji characters and
            sequences, and some fixes for Emoji 4.0 characters and
    * Transforms
          o The Zawgyi→Unicode transform has been improved.
          o Tamil can now be transcribed to the International Phonetic
            Alphabet (IPA).

This release did not have a data-submission cycle, so the changes
reflect cleanup and bug fixes. For more details, and important notes for
smoothly migrating implementations, see Unicode CLDR Version 31
<http://cldr.unicode.org/index/downloads/cldr-31>. If you find a
problem, please file a ticket <http://unicode.org/cldr/trac/newticket>.


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