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Day: March 30, 2004

Unicode Extends Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) Character Database

The Unicode Consortium announced a significant update of the Unicode Standard, Version 4.0.1. No new characters are added to the standard at this time — the total number of characters still stands at 96,382 for the world’s scripts and collections of symbols. However, the information in the Character Database has been refined to improve the quality of text processing in all languages of the world. This version of the Unicode Character Database includes the first major update of the CJK database (Unihan) in two years. The Unihan Database provides character properties, definitions, pronunciations, mappings, and other information for the CJK characters in the standard — the characters used in particular for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. This update includes thousands of additions and corrections, including major new correlations with traditional Chinese and Japanese dictionary sources. This version significantly improves the ability to interchange languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu, and Pashto. It also clarifies the implementation of such languages as Bengali and the relationship between base form letters and accent marks. Full technical details regarding the Unicode Standard, Version 4.0.1 are published online. www.unicode.org

Gilbane Content Technology Conference in Boston to Follow Popular LA Event

3/30/04

Fall Boston Conference to Cover Broad Array of Content Technologies and Best Practices

Contacts:
Joy Blake Scott 
Longleaf Public Relations
joy@longleafpr.com
Jeffrey Arcuri 
Lighthouse Seminars
781-821-6634
jarcuri@lighthouseseminars.com

Cambridge, MA , March 30, 2004. The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced that due to the exceptionally strong attendance and interest in the Gilbane Conference on Content Management held last week at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, March 24-26, 2004, the event will be followed by a Fall conference to be held at the Westin Copley in Boston from November 30th through December 2nd.

The Gilbane Content Management Technologies Conference in Boston is being launched to complement other Gilbane conferences with an anchor event that covers all major content technologies. The 3-day Boston conference will include everything a project team needs to know, and will also offer a look ahead at upcoming technologies, “new” best practices, and a broader look at technologies necessary to supplement core content management applications.

“The 26 packed conference sessions and the excitement in the crowded technology showcase with 56 sponsors and exhibitors convinced us we were right to add a Boston conference,” Said Jeffrey Arcuri, VP and General Manager at Lighthouse Seminars, “it also proves the value of a focused event where IT and project managers, vendors, consultants, analysts, and developers all recognize the benefits of an interactive environment.”

“The Gilbane conference in LA has provided me with crucial information that I was looking for as my company rolls out its content management solution. I have been able to network with industry experts, the major content management technology players and other companies, like mine, that are faced with the challenge of effectively managing content,” said Angie Khumdee, Senior Software Engineer, Motorola CGISS E-Business.

“We are delighted with the strong show of support from the content management community for our LA event.” said Frank Gilbane, Conference Chair. “There is so much information to share about content management best practices and new content technologies that a second conference this year is necessary to help all of us in the community keep up with the changes and learn from the rapid growth of practitioner experience.”

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the Platinum sponsor of the Gilbane Content Management Conference in Los Angeles. Gold sponsors include Vignette (NASDAQ: VIGN), Context Media, and GMC Software. Additional exhibitors include Advent 3b2, Arbortext, Astoria, aXtive Minds, Blast Radius, Convera, CrownPeak, Day, Documentum, Ektron, empolis, Ephox, exegenix, FatWire, Globalscape, Idiom, immediacy, INCSI, IXIAsoft, Kofax, Macromedia, Open Text, Percussion, RedDot, Refresh, RenderX, Retrieval Systems, SchemaLogic, SilkRoad, Software AG, Snapbridge, ThomasTech, Trados, Vasont, Weborganic, Xerox, and more. www.lighthouseseminars.com/gccminfo.html .

For preliminary information on topics to be covered see: https://gilbane.com/CM_conference_Boston_04.html

About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report and the Content Technology Works Program 
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, industry conferences and professional services. The flagship Bluebill publication is The Gilbane Report (www.gilbane.com), a leading industry report with thousands of subscribers in over 85 countries as well as the administrator of the Content Technology Works™ (CTW) program. The CTW program is an industry initiative that disseminates content technology best practices with partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Technologies, Atomz, Context Media, Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), INSCI (OTCBB:INSS), Trados, Vasont Systems, Venetica and Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN).

About Lighthouse Seminars 
Lighthouse Seminars’ events cover information technologies and “content technologies” in particular. These include content management of all types, digital asset management, document management, web content management, enterprise portals, enterprise search, web and multi-channel publishing, electronic forms, authoring, content and information integration, information architecture, and e-catalogs. http://www.lighthouseseminars.com

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