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Draft Press Release

Unicode CLDR 25 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 for their software internationalization and localization, adapting software to the conventions of different languages for such common software tasks.

Unicode CLDR 25 focused primarily on improvements to the LDML structure and tools, and on consistency of dataThere are many smaller data fixes, but there was no general data submission. Changes include the following:


  • New rules for plural ranges (1-2 liters) for 72 locales, plurals for 2 locales, and ordinals for 18 locales.

  • Better locale matching with fallbacks for languages, default languages for continents and subcontinents, and default scripts for more languages.

  • Two new locales: West Frisian (fy) and Uyghur (ug).

  • Two new metazones: Mexico_Pacific and Mexico_Northwest

  • Updated zh pinyin & zhuyin collations and translators for Unicode 6.3 kMandarin data

  • Updated keyboard layout data for OSX, Windows and others.


This version contains data for 238 languages and 259 territories—740 locales in all.

Details are provided in http://cldr.unicode.org/index/downloads/cldr-25, along with a detailed Migration section.


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, Sultanate of Oman MARA, Oracle, SAP, Tamil Virtual University, The University of California (Berkeley), Yahoo!, plus well over a hundred Associate, Liaison, and Individual members. For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium http://www.unicode.org/contacts.html


Reference
http://unicode-inc.blogspot.ch/2013/05/cldr-version-231-released.html
http://unicode-inc.blogspot.ch/2013/03/cldr-version-23-released.html
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