The Unicode Consortium recently announced a new technical committee focusing on standards for data interoperability of critical localization-related assets, such as language segmentation, translation source strings, translated strings, and translation memories. (http://www.unicode.org/press/pr-uli.html) The Unicode Localization Interoperability (ULI) Technical Committee kick-off meeting has been scheduled for Friday June 10, 2011 at 11am Eastern Time. It will be conducted by phone. Meeting material will be available at http://uli.unicode.org/home/uli-documents.
There will be information about ULI, the initial focus area, next steps, and how you can be involved in this effort to help mature localization industry standards to meet your business needs. To receive the kick-off invitation, please use the reporting form to indicate your interest in ULI at http://www.unicode.org/reporting.html#form and your contact information.
For additional information about ULI, see http://uli.unicode.org.