eat your heart out core javathe 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.