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Li18nux/Project BLUE/LSWG/TLUG Joint Seminar

 Topic: glibc - current status and future developments
 Guest speaker: Ulrich Drepper (Cygnus Solutions)
 Date: January 14, 1999 (Friday)
       18:30 (doors open 18:00)

 Place: Oracle Corp., Japan Head Office
        Seminar room 17F (inside New Otani Garden Court)

This is a joint event organized by three representatives of the Linux Community in Japan (Project BLUE, Linux Seminar Working Group and the Tokyo Linux Users Group) in cooperation with the Linux Internationalisation Initiative (li18nux) and sponsored by commercial Linux distributors in Japan.

The guest speaker is Ulrich Drepper (Cygnus Solutions), GNU libc version 2.x (glibc2) main developer and maintainer. Ulrich will talk to us about the most recent developments in glibc 2.2, focusing on locale implementation and its importance to users who speak non-latin-based languages (as is the case of Japanese).

Ulrich's talk will be preceded by an introduction to glibc in Linux and international locale implementation issues. The introductory talk will be delivered by Yoshito Kawada (IBM Japan), who is an i18n expert and currently beta-testing the new features in glibc 2.2.

After the talks, we will continue the discussions informally, over pizza and beer. There are no pre-requisites for participation, you are all welcome to join us. The introductory talk will be in Japanese, with translation to English; the main talk will be in English, with translation to Japanese.

The seminar room capacitiy is limited to 120 seats, so please register beforehand via the web at the following URL:


There are no registration or participation fees, but 1000 yen/person will be collected from those who participate in the informal discussion that follows the talk, to cover the pizza and beer.

Live video stream

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Those who won't be able to be physically present, you still have a chance to attend (virtually). Tune in with RealVideo:

[RealPlayer 5.0 or later] pnm://www.linuxjp.org:7070/encoder/linux-seminar.rm

[RealPlayer G2] rtsp://www.linuxjp.org:7071/encoder/linux-seminar.rm

For more information, e-mail: <seminar-glibc@example.com>

 Promotion: Linux Internationalization Initiative (Li18nux)

            Project BLUE (Business Linux Users Encouragement)
            Linux Seminar Working Group (LSWG)
            Tokyo Linux Users Group (TLUG)

 Sponsors: Turbo Linux Japan, K.K.
           Neonagy, Inc.
           (Representatives of US Caldera Systems/OpenLinux)
           Red Hat, Inc.
           Laser5 Co., Ltd.

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