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38Th Internationalization & Unicode Conference to Take Place in Santa Clara, CA in November

The Unicode Consortium today announced the agenda for its 38th annual Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC). The conference will take place from November 3rd to November 5th at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA.

IUC is the premier event covering the latest in industry standards and best practices for bringing software and Web applications to worldwide markets. Subject areas include the global impact; programming practices; fonts and rendering; and mobile computing. Last year’s keynote speaker, Alolita Sharma, Director of Engineering, Wikipedia, will discuss how internationalization is being tested by the collaborative Internet encyclopedia. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference will be announced at a later date.

This annual events focuses on software and Web globalization, bringing together internationalization experts, tools vendors, software implementers, and business and program managers from around the world. The conference will be sponsored by Adobe. This is Adobe’s eighth year as a major sponsor of IUC.

“Adobe is once again pleased and honored to support this world-class conference, which gathers the most brilliant minds in Unicode and globalization, as a Gold Sponsor,” said Dr. Ken Lunde, Senior Computer Scientist in Type Development at Adobe. “Whether you are new to Unicode, or a seasoned Unicode developer, this conference represents a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with and to promote discussion among your peers.”

To view the full IUC agenda and to register, visit www.unicodeconference.org.

The Unicode Consortium is a nonprofit organization founded to develop, extend and promote the 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, SAP, The Society for Natural Language Technology Research, The University of California (Berkeley), The University of California (Santa Cruz), 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.

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