June 04, 2005

eat your heart out core java

the unicode consortium has announced the release of version 1.3 of the Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR). this release pumps up the locale data from 230+ to 296 locales (96 languages and 130 territories). this release's highlights include:
  • a complete set of POSIX-format data generated, along with a tool to generate different platform versions.
  • the addition of new data to support localization of timezones
  • the addition of data for UN M.49 regions, including continents and region
  • the canonicalization (data in many forms converted to a "standard" form) of the data files, including the consolidation of inherited data
  • currency codes are restricted to ISO 4217 codes (historical as well)
  • number and data tests to verify LDML implementations
  • metadata for LDML
  • mappings from language to script and territory
  • various other fixes and additions of data, and extensions to the specification

for more details see the press blurb and the version information page.

as a reminder, icu4j makes use of the CLDR for it's locale data. hubba hubba.


At 6/08/2005 3:18 AM, Anonymous Brian Rinaldi said...

I published a series of posts on globalizing a coldfusion application at my blog. Much of my research came from your contributions to the Advanced CF book and articles you have written for CFDJ. I wanted to thank you for your contributions on the topic. Please feel free to critique what I have written if you have the time.


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