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Subject: Fw: Call for Participation: Unicode Localization Interoperability Kick-off


----- Forwarded by Helena S Chapman/San Jose/IBM on 05/12/2011 04:19 PM -----

From:        Helena S Chapman/San Jose/IBM@IBMUS
To:        unicode@unicode.org
Date:        05/09/2011 05:46 PM
Subject:        Call for Participation: Unicode Localization Interoperability Kick-off
Sent by:        unicode-bounce2@unicode.org

Dear Unicode Community.

As business moves to broader market space, enable offerings and services to be available in those markets also becomes vital to the success and survival of any organizations. According to a 2009 European Union study, the language industry’s annual compounded growth rate was estimated at 10% minimum over the next few years, resulting in approximate value of 16.5 billion to 20 billion €
in 2015. Unicode's stated mission is to "enables people around the world to use computers in any language". Technical standard development forms the foundation of desired interoperability for achieving that mission. Ultimately, the benefits of information and technology should be available at the end user level in the friendliest interface possible and to:

1. Gather requirements for core and extension of the specified standards in the areas of text segmentation and content memory,

2. Establish core specification scope, extension and implementations to improve the usefulness of existing standards and profiles for interoperability,

3. Provide consistent interpretation of the specification, extension and profiles.

With the recent announcement of the Unicode Localization Interoperability (ULI) Technical Committee, I would like to invite you to the kick off of ULI and help shape the scope and plan for this TC. To receive the kick-off invitation, please report your interests in ULI at
http://www.unicode.org/reporting.html#form with your contact information.

Thank you and look forward to speaking with you.

Best regards,

Helena Shih Chapman
Globalization Technologies and Architecture
+1-720-396-6323 or T/L 938-6323
Waltham, Massachusetts

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