[Mediawiki-i18n] CLDR Version 22 Released

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 05:54:38 UTC 2012


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The Unicode Blog by Unicode, Inc. on 9/10/12

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
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), and also 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)—an XML format used for
general 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
cldr.unicode.org. 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 Andhra Pradesh, Government of Bangladesh,
Government of India, IBM, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle, SAP,
Tamil Virtual University, 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
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