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Background: The Unicode Common Locale Data Repository provides key building blocks for software to support the world’s languages, with the largest and most extensive standard repository of locale data available. It is a key component of ICU, which is widely used for fundamental internationalization support (on every smartphone, for example). The data is collected in a joint effort by multiple organizations in Unicode’s CLDR “Survey Tool”; see Survey tool guide. The tool provides mechanisms for resolving conflicts, including a voting resolution process, and a forum for discussing disputes. It also provides many tests on the quality of the entered data to avoid problems such as duplicate names.
Goals: Unicode is looking for one or more contract engineers to work on the CLDR survey tool. The main goals are performance improvement and functional enhancements to help increase the data quality. The period may last up to the end of 2018. The tasks can be split among part-time contractors, according to expertise.
Requirements: The role requires expertise in the following areas:
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