The Unicode Consortium is announcing changes to membership fees and
categories. These changes include both the addition of a new membership
category as well as a periodic adjustment of membership fees for inflation.
These fee changes put the Consortium in a stronger position to continue its
mission to enable people around the world to use computers in any language by
providing freely-available specifications and data. Note also that a new
category for Supporting, non-profit has been created. All other existing
non-profit and individual memberships will have no change.

As of June 1, 2019,
the annual membership fee will change as described in the following table:

Membership Levels Current Fee New Fee
Full $18,000 $21,000
Institutional, governmental $12,000 $14,000
Supporting,
for-profit organization
$7,500 $8,750
Supporting,
non-profit organization
N/A $5,000
Associate,
for-profit organization
$2,500 $2,900

Existing members may renew their membership early at the current fee if
they renew by May 31, 2019.

The Consortium continues to offer a multi-year discount option for all membership levels, when renewal fees are paid in advance:

  • 10 years, 20% discount
  • 5 years, 10% discount
  • 3 years, 6% discount

The Consortium also offers lifetime memberships to individual members. For
further information please contact the Unicode office.


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Over 130,000 characters are available for adoption, to
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