Joining the Unicode Consortium
Who should join?
If you work with software and text, you or your organization
should. The Unicode Consortium counts among its
corporations, governments, research and educational institutions,
industry groups and associations, and individuals who are leaders in
internationalization, fonts, rendering, and all aspects of text
processing. The members of the Consortium extend, maintain and
promote the Unicode Standard and other standards related to
For a deep dive into the value of a Unicode membership to an organization, see Why Join.
Membership in the Unicode Consortium shows your organization
attaches the upmost importance to international growth markets, and
It offers your organization the opportunity to take a leading role
in international standards work. You can play a fundamental role in
developing or maintaining core modern technology such as XML, Java,
and Windows text behavior. Projects include:
- Developing standards, algorithms, and data to ensure
interoperability in content and interchange of text.
- Meeting the needs of industry and users by adding new characters,
including symbols, ideographs, unencoded scripts, etc.
- Incorporating Unicode into other standardization efforts:
international and industry standards, protocols, data formats,
software security policies, etc.
The Unicode technical committees carry out the technical work of
the Consortium. They are unrivaled sources of expertise on all
aspects of internationalization, multilingual and multiscript
systems, and bring together the seasoned key players and new talent
in software internationalization.
The Consortium welcomes industry vendors, researchers,
implementers, government and educational organizations, and