The *beta* version of Unicode CLDR 35 <> is available for testing. The final release is expected on March 27.

Aside from documenting additional structure, there have been important modifications LDML (scan for the yellow highlighted sections). See Modifications <> for details. There is (limited) time for feedback on the changes to the specification: please file feedback at

Unicode CLDR 35 provides an update to the key building blocks for software supporting the world's languages. CLDR data is used by all major software systems <> for their software internationalization and localization, adapting software to the conventions of different languages for such common software tasks.

CLDR 35 included a limited Survey Tool data collection phase <>, adding approximately 54 thousand new translated fields:

*Basic coverage*


New languages at *Basic* coverage: Cebuano (ceb), Hausa (ha), Igbo (ig), Yoruba (yo)

*Modern coverage*


Languages Somali (so) and Javanese (jv) has additional coverage from *Moderate* to *Modern*

*Emoji 12.0*


Names and annotations (search keywords) for 90+ new emoji <>;

Also includes fixes for previous names & keywords



Collation updated to *Unicode 12.0*, including new emoji;

Japanese single-character (ligature) era names added to collation and search collation

*Measurement units*


23 additional units <>

*Date formats*


Two additional flexible formats, and 20 new interval formats

*Japanese calendar*


Updated to Gannen (元年) number format for years

*Region Names*


Many names updated to local equivalents of “North Macedonia” (MK <>) and “Eswatini” (SZ <>)

A dot release, version 35.1 is expected in April, with further changes for Japanese calendar.

For details, see Detailed Specification Changes <>, Detailed Structure Changes <>, Detailed Data Changes <>, Growth <>.

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