final release of
Unicode CLDR version 38 is now available. Unicode CLDR provides an update to
the key building blocks for software supporting the world’s languages. CLDR data
is used by all major
software systems (including all mobile phones) for their software
internationalization and localization, adapting software to the conventions of
CLDR v38 focused on enhancing the support for existing locales:
Support for units of measurement in inflected languages (phase 1), adding
annotations (names and search keywords) for many more non-emoji symbols (~400),
plus for Emoji v13.1. In this version, there is also substantially higher
coverage for (in order of completeness): Norwegian Nynorsk, Hausa, Igbo, Breton,
Quechua, Yoruba, Fulah (Adlam script), Chakma, Asturian, Sanskrit, and Dogri.
The Survey Tool has improvements in performance, and introduced
structured forum requests to improve coordination among translators. We would
like to thank the 393 language experts who contributed to this release.
There are some changes that affect existing specifications and
data: for example, the plural rules for French changed to add a new category;
the specification for using aliases is more rigorous, and some alias data has
changed — along with the specification for handling locale identifier
canonicalization. For more information, see Migration.
The overall changes to the data items were:
See additional details in the CLDR v38 Release note.
to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages