The Unicode Localization Interoperability Technical Committee
The Unicode Consortium has announced the Unicode Localization Interoperability Technical Committee (ULI) a new technical committee to focus specifically on developing standard profiles for the use of certain core localization industry standards: TMX, SRX, and XLIFF. ULI is seeking to address the problem that implementers of TMX and XLIFF often implement the standards in divergent ways, resulting in major interoperability losses and that SRX lacks default language-specific profiles that can be used to make sure that text is segmented consistently between tools. ULI will develop standard profiles for these standards and suggest extensions to the creators of these standards that can be used to promote data interoperability. ULI will be hosting a kick-off meeting on Friday, June 10. This meeting will be open to non-Unicode members who may be interested in this project. The GALA standards initiative encourages interested parties to learn more about ULI by visiting the ULI website or contacting Helena Chapman (IBM), chair of ULI.