The Unicode 6.2 core specification is now available. The text has been updated to align it with changes to Unicode algorithms and properties that were released in September, including the addition of the newly adopted Turkish lira sign. The release of the core specification completes the definitive documentation of the Unicode Standard, Version 6.2. For more details, see Unicode 6.2.0.
The Unicode Collation Algorithm (UCA) data is being modified to make all digits with the same numeric value sort the same, whether they are European (ASCII), Arabic, Devanagari, or others. In addition, the format of the main data table has changed to omit the (unused) 4th level weight, and some data tables are moved to the Unicode CLDR project. These and other changes are in the new proposed update: see PRI 235. For the exact list of modifications, see Modifications.
Work on Nepali Parallel Corpus Development is going on at Kathmandu University in collaboration with the Microsoft Research Connections, U.S.A. LTK has been providing the linguistic support in the endeavor. The developed parallel corpus is expected to be used for the development of a Machine Translation System for the English-Nepali pair.
LTK has taken the lead in the ongoing translation of Google Products (Google+, Gmail, Google Chrome Browser, Google Docs etc.) translation. So far approximately, 100 K plus User Interface terminology translations have been already translated into Nepali.
LTK contributed in the translation into Nepali for the CLDR v22.1 release.
The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) Thailand has hosted a regional project “Network-based ASEAN Languages Translation Public Service” with a partial support from ASEAN (2012-2014). To support the openning of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, the project aims to provide a public service of machine translation for all ASEAN languages.
Conference on Language and Technology 2012 (CLT12) organized by Society for Natural Language Processing, Pakistan (SNLP), held at University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore from 9th to 10th November, 2012.
Kathmandu University jointly co-hosted the International Summer School in Advanced Language Engineering , Aug 27 – Sept 21, 2012
in collaboration with the University of Konstanz, Germany and the University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
Conference on “Policy and Sustainability of Local Language Computing in Developing Asia” and Regional Training on “Localization of Mobile”
Conference on “Policy and Sustainability of Local Language Computing in Developing Asia” and Regional Training on “Localization of Mobile“, will be held from 29th January to 4thFebruary, 2012 at University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore.