Unicode is much more than just characters. The Unicode Consortium defines open standards for collating, parsing, and formatting data in much of the world’s languages. The Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR) is the largest standard repository of locale data along with specifications for its use, and is a powerful resource for software localization.
The Unicode CLDR is quickly becoming the de facto locale standard with widespread use among companies, including Google, Apple, and IBM; projects ranging from Linux distributions to Wikipedia; and increasing support in many programming languages. This talk will provide an introduction to software localization with the CLDR, highlight popular CLDR-based open source libraries in a variety of programming languages, and demonstrate how Shutterstock uses and contributes to them.
Topics will include localized formatting of:
Nova Patch is a software engineer on the International Search team at Shutterstock, specializing in internationalization, localization, and multilingual information retrieval; and focusing on developing a search and discovery experience that supports the world’s languages, writing systems, and cultures. They are an open source developer, contributor to the Unicode CLDR, and member of the Unicode Consortium.
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