The Unicode Consortium, of which Apple is a member, is hosting three conferences this year “to better meet the research, education and outreach needs of globalization and other IT industries.”
The last conference in the series will be held in
San Jose, California, Sept 9-13, and will offer new tutorials and sessions, including nine sessions to its Web/Internet track. Internationalization of the latest technologies such as Web Services, XML and style sheets are provided as well as updates on major platforms such as Mac OS X, Mozilla, Java, Windows XP and ICU.
Unicode is a character coding system designed to support the interchange, processing and display of the written texts of the diverse languages of the modern world.
New features of Unicode 3.2 will be explored, including advanced support for mathematics and supplementary characters, such as those required in China. There are also sessions devoted to industry issues, such as security, support for new devices (such as mobile phones) and support for the languages of the growing markets of India and South Asia.
The keynote, “SVG: Vector Graphics meets Unicode,” will be given by Chris Lilley, chair of the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium. The Unicode Consortium hosted conferences in Washington D.C. in January and in Dublin in May.