Walnut, CA. (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 -- The jQuery Foundation today announces the immediate availability of version 1.0 of its highly-anticipated Globalize project. Globalize provides developers with always up-to-date global number formatting and parsing, date and time formatting and parsing, currency formatting, and message formatting. Based on the Unicode Consortium standards and specifications, Globalize uses the Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR), the most extensive and widely-used standard repository of locale data. With Globalize, all developers can quickly reach global markets with confidence that their apps and sites will always have the most accurate and up-to-date locale data available.
“Interest in web globalization has steadily increased in recent years, with the number of languages supported by top global sites such as Google, Facebook and Wikipedia averaging 50, according to Byte Level Research Web Globalization Report Card,” said Kris Borchers, jQuery Foundation Executive Director. “Still, across most other sites the average number of languages supported is just 25, according to the same research. Globalize is a terrific example of the jQuery Foundation’s ability to engage with leading Industry players like Adobe, IBM and Twitter, to name a few, and rapidly level the playing field through open source and standards so all developers can code quickly and cost-effectively for the global market.”
Added Chris Aniszczyk, Head of Open Source at Twitter, “we're thrilled about the potential of the Globalize project and look forward to collaborating with the jQuery community to improve the feature set using our internationalization experience with Twitter CLDR JS.”
For technical details and to download Globalize, please go to: http://blog.jquery.com/2015/04/23/announcing-globalize-1-0/
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Kris Borchers, jQuery Foundation, http://www.jquery.org, +1 781 369 5779, [email protected]
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