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Program Announced for 35th Internationalization and Unicode Conference
Jun 01, 2011 (03:06 PM EDT)


Santa Clara, Calif., USA; October 17-19, 2011

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Unicode® Consortium today announced the program for the Thirty-fifth Internationalization & Unicode® Conference (IUC 35), taking place in Santa Clara, Calif., USA; October 17-19, 2011, sponsored by Adobe. The conference is produced by OMG®.

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This is the premier conference on technologies and practices for the creation and management of global and multilingual software solutions. This annual event is praised for its excellent technical content, industry-tested recommendations and updates on the latest standards.

The program committee has created an updated program full of new and cutting-edge topics that is relevant and engaging for the internationalization community. The three-day conference will feature a full day of tutorials followed by two days of presentations and discussions. The program features cases studies, best practices, effective software design, innovative technology, and information about Unicode 6.0.

Highlights of the Conference:

  • Tutorials in Three Tracks:
    • An Introduction to Writing Systems & Unicode
    • Unicode - a Grand Tour
    • Internationalization: An Introduction
    • Web Internationalization - Standards and Best Practices
    • Internationalization Testing Best Practices
    • Comprehensive Arabic Script
    • Smart Code Set Conversions for Unicode Support in Heterogeneous Environments
    • Building Multilingual Websites in Drupal7 and Joomla1.6
    • Using ICU Workshop

Tutorial presenters come from such organizations as Amazon, IBM, Intel, DecoType, Jim DeLaHunt & Associates, W3C, XenCraft, and Yahoo! Inc.

  • Sessions in Three Tracks include I18N, L10N, Platforms, Arabic/Bidi, Windows, Fonts, Languages, Scripts, ICU and East Asia. Some topics that will be covered include:
    • Social networking is important to your business. Learn more about Twitter and other networks' global support.
    • Find out about the latest in HTML5, CSS3, Java 7, ICU, and the latest font developments.
    • Learn about speech internationalization at Google.
    • Are your localization practices in need of modernization? Learn how to reduce costs and time to market with crowd sourcing, machine translation and more.

Session presenters come from such organizations as Adobe, Aoyama Gakuin University, Beijing UniHan Digital Tech Co. Ltd., Brill, DecoType, Diwan Software, Google, Inc., Government of India, HighTech Passport, IBM, Intel, Lab126, Microsoft, SIL International, Teradata, Tiro Typeworks, Twitter, Inc., University of Michigan, and W3C.

The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier technical conference for both software and Web internationalization. Unicode and internationalization experts, implementers, clients and vendors are invited to attend this unique conference. The interactive format makes the Internationalization & Unicode Conference a great place to meet and exchange ideas with leading experts, find out about the needs of potential clients, or get information about new and existing Unicode and internationalization-enabled products.

IUC 35 is sponsored by Gold Sponsor Adobe and Media Sponsor Multilingual magazine. Additional sponsorships and exhibit space are available; for more information on sponsoring contact Ken Berk at ken.berk@omg.org, +1-781-444-0404. For exhibiting questions email event_marketing@omg.org. For all other questions email info@unicodeconference.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 Bangladesh, Government of India, IBM, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle, Rearden Commerce, SAP, 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 http://www.unicode.org/contacts.html.

About the Event Producer

OMG® is the Event Producer for the Internationalization & Unicode Conferences. OMG is an open membership, not-for-profit consortium that produces and maintains computer industry specifications for interoperable enterprise applications. Our specifications include MDA®, UML®, CORBA®, MOF™, XMI® and CWM™. OMG's specifications are all available for download by everyone without charge.

For more information about OMG, visit us online at http://www.omg.org.

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