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Unicode Standard version 4.0 published! Conference this week!

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 05:56:27 -0400
Message-ID: <3F5317CB.8792306A@i18nguy.com>
To: w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org, www-international@w3.org

        NEWSFLASH: Version 4.0 of the Unicode Standard is here!
        
The Unicode Consortium and Addison-Wesley announced publication of Version 4.0
of the Unicode Standard last week.

You can read about the impact the standard is having on domain names, worldwide
communication and the digital divide, in the press release on the Unicode
Consortium web site.
http://www.unicode.org/press/press_release-4.0Book.html

You can learn more about this latest version as well as how to employ Unicode
in software and web applications, at the conference in Atlanta this week!
This is the conference to attend if you need to know about internationalization
best practices.
Join us!

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    Twenty-fourth Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC24)
     Unicode, Internationalization, the Web: Powering Global Business
                    
                     http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc24
                            September 3-5, 2003
                           Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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NEWS

 > Meet industry leaders in Atlanta and discuss the hot topics for
   internationalization and Unicode in 2003! Check out the updated
   Conference program ( http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc24/program.html )
   which includes abstracts of talks and speakers' biographies.
   Register via the Conference Web site at:
   http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc24/registration.html.

 > Attend the Showcase to find out about products supporting
   the Unicode Standard, and products and services that can help you
   globalize/localize your software, documentation and Internet content.

 > Book signing event:  Friday, September 5, 12:50 - 1:20 pm in the 
   Showcase area.  Prominent authors of the Unicode Standard, Version 
   4.0 will be on hand to sign your copies.  Bring your books to the 
   Atlanta Internationalization and Unicode Conference as well!
   Internationalization industry pundits Richard Gillam, Don DePalma, 
   and Bill Hall will also be available for book signings at this time.
   Bring your copy of their books or articles to the conference to have 
   them autographed, or pick up their latest works right at the SHOWCASE.
   This is your chance to meet and greet these authors.

 > To find out about, and register for the TILP Breakfast Meeting and
   Roundtable, organized by The Institute of Localisation Professionals,
   and taking place at the same venue on September 4, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,
   See: http://www.tilponline.org/events/diary.shtml 
   or   http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc24

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KEYNOTES: Keynote speakers for IUC24 are well-known authors in the
 Internationalization and Localization industries:

 Donald De Palma, President, Common Sense Advisory, Inc., and author
 of "Business Without Borders: A Strategic Guide to Global Marketing",
 and Richard Gillam, author of "Unicode Demystified: A Practical
 Programmer's Guide to the Encoding Standard" and a former columnist
 for "C++ Report".

 TUTORIALS:  The redeveloped and enhanced Unicode 4.0 Tutorial is
 taught by Dr. Asmus Freytag, one of the major contributors to the
 standard, and extensively experienced in implementing real-world
 Unicode applications.  Structured into 3 independent modules, you
 can attend just the overview, or only the most advanced material.
 Tutorials in Web Internationalization, non-Latin scripts, and more,
 are offered in parallel and taught by recognized industry experts.

 CONFERENCE TRACKS:  Gain the competitive edge! Conference sessions
 provide the most up-to-date technical information on standards, best
 practices, and recent advances in the globalization of software and
 the Internet.  Panel discussions and the friendly atmosphere allow
 you to exchange ideas and ask questions of key players in the 
 internationalization industry.

 WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: If you have a limited training budget, this is
 the one Internationalization conference you need.  Send staff that
 are involved in either Unicode-enabling software, or internationalization
 of software and the Internet, including: managers, software engineers,
 systems analysts, font designers, graphic designers, content developers,
 Web designers, Web administrators, technical writers, and product
 marketing personnel.

CONFERENCE WEB SITE, PROGRAM and REGISTRATION

   The Conference Program and Registration form are available at the
   Conference Web site:
      http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc24

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

   Agfa Monotype Corporation
   Basis Technology Corporation
   ClientSide News L.L.C.
   Oracle Corporation
   World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
   XenCraft

GLOBAL COMPUTING SHOWCASE

   Visit the Showcase to find out more about products supporting the
   Unicode Standard, and products and services that can help you
   globalize/localize your software, documentation and Internet content.

   Sign up for the Exhibitors' track as part of the Conference.
   For more information, please see:
   http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc24/showcase.html

Exhibitors to date:

   Agfa Monotype Corporation
   ASET International Services Corporation
   Basis Technology
   ClientSide News L.L.C.
   LingoPort, Inc.
   Multilingual Computing, Inc.
   The Symbio Group
   The Institute of Localisation Professionals
   Venturi Technology Partners
   Zhong Yi Technology Ltd.

CONFERENCE VENUE

The Conference will take place at:

          DoubleTree Hotel Atlanta Buckhead
          3342 Peachtree Road
          Atlanta, GA 30326

          Tel: +1-404-231-1234
          Fax: +1-404-231-3112

CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT

   Global Meeting Services Inc.
   8949 Lombard Place, #416
   San Diego, CA 92122, USA

   Tel: +1 858 638 0206 (voice)
        +1 858 638 0504 (fax)

   Email: info@global-conference.com
      or: conference@unicode.org

THE UNICODE CONSORTIUM

 The Unicode Consortium was founded as a non-profit organization in 1991.
 It is dedicated to the development, maintenance and promotion of The
 Unicode Standard, a worldwide character encoding. The Unicode Standard
 encodes the characters of the world's principal scripts and languages,
 and is code-for-code identical to the international standard ISO/IEC
 10646. In addition to cooperating with ISO on the future development of
 ISO/IEC 10646, the Consortium is responsible for providing character
 properties and algorithms for use in implementations. Today the
 membership base of the Unicode Consortium includes major computer
 corporations, software producers, database vendors, research
 institutions, international agencies and various user groups.

 For further information on the Unicode Standard, visit the Unicode Web
 site at http://www.unicode.org

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