* news and events *
* The Unicode Standard 5.0 available in print *
6 January, 2007. The printed version of The Unicode Standard, Version 5.0,
edited by the Unicode Consortium and published with Addison-Wesley Professional in autumn 2006, is now also available in Germany. Its 1,472 pages give an extensive insight into the technical background of the world standard.
* decode in Bologna *
7 January, 2007. From 22 to 24 March, 2007, the Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, Italy, is going to host the Imagine iT! conference
conference, the first large-scale typography conference of its kind to be held in Italy. At the event, Prof Johannes Bergerhausen will be presenting the decodeunicode project.
* decode at Forum Typografie, Düsseldorf *
6 January, 2007. On Friday, 23 February, 2007, Prof Johannes Bergerhausen will be presenting the decodeunicode project at the „22. Forum Typografie“ 22ft.de
at the University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf, Germany. The list of speakers also includes Luc(as) de Groot, Uwe Loesch, Georg Salden, Fred Smeljers, Kurt Weidemann.
* 400,000 visitors in 2006 *
3 January, 2007. In 2006, our website registered exactly 399,508 unique visitors from 126 countries, who visited a total of 15.7 million pages. This amounts to a daily average of 1,094 visitors looking at an average of 39 web pages each per visit. The highest monthly amount of visitors to date was registered in December 2006 with a total of 54,547 unique visitors.
* decode nominated for the 2007 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany *
June 11th 2006. We are happy to announce that our poster »The Basic Multilingual Plane« was nominated by the German Design Council for the 2007 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany.
* decode in San Francisco *
March 2006. Invited by Deborah Anderson from the UC Berkeley, Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen presents the decodeunicode-project in the panel »Unicode and Academics« at the 29th Internationalization & Unicode Conference in San Francisco.
* decode in Dubai *
March 26th 2006. Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen will present the decodeunicode-project in early April at the Kitabat Arabic Calligraphy and Typography conference in Dubai. kitabat.org
* 100,000 visitors *
December 29th 2005. We've just had the 100,000th visitor on our website! Since the beginning of the beta test we had an average of more than 600 visitors a day using decodeunicode.org. In December 2005 people came looking from 102 different countries.
* decode was »heised« *
December 8 2005. A press release by the German Press Agency (dpa), published on heise.de, the most popular website for IT-related news in Germany, had the usual consequences: simultaneous clicks on our link by several tenthousand IT-specialists caused our server to crash. German IT-speak has a special term for that: »The server was heised«. We feel honored. And we were still able to be there for 11,000 visitors on that day – a new record.
* decodeunicode in Paris *
December 3rd 2005. Presentation of the project in Paris.
Les conférences de Lure à Paris présentent: www.decodeunicode.org: le codage de caractères avec Unicode
samedi, 3 décembre 2005, 18:30 h à la Galérie Anatome, 38, rue Sedaine, 75011 Paris. galerie-anatome.com
* decodeunicode in Seoul *
The iF Gold Award Winners 2005 are exhibited at the international design conference in Seoul (DESIGN KOREA 2005
from December 1-10 2005). Having won an iF Gold Award 2005, our decodeunicode-poster is part of the show.
* decodeunicode wins Red Dot Best of the Best *
Website and poster have won a Red Dot Best of the Best and were nominated for the Red Dot Grand Prix. The awards ceremony was held on November 23 2005 in Essen. www.red-dot.de
* speech in Mainz *
Studium Generale, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz:
www.decodeunicode.org – The online-database of the characters of the world
Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 18.15, in lecture room N2 (Muschel)
* iF communication design award 2005 *
May 23rd 2005. We're happy to announce that our Basic Multilingual Plane Poster has won an iF communication design award in the category Typography. www.ifdesign.de
* Award: ADC 2005 *
March 24th 2005. last weekend, the Basic Multilingual Plane Poster has been awarded a bronce medal by the Art Directors Club Germany
in the category typography.
* Award: 100 Best Posters Of The Year 2004 – Poster Competition for Germany Austria and Switzerland *
March 16th 2005. Our decodeunicode poster with 65.536 characters has been awarded as one of the100 best posters of the year 2004
And you can buy
it in our shop, too...
* Typo Berlin 2005 *
The international designmeeting Typo Berlin
is taking place at the The House of World Cultures in Berlin from 19. to 21. May 2005.
On the event's first day there will be a decodeunicode lecture by Johannes Bergerhausen at 4 pm.
* decodeunicode BETA-Test starts *
March 4th 2005. Let the test begin. The exact starting time is: Friday, March 4th 2005 – 11.02 pm.