ICU is a mature, widely used set of C/C++ and Java libraries providing Unicode and Globalization support for software applications. ICU is widely portable and gives applications the same results on all platforms and between C/C++ and Java software. ICU is released under a nonrestrictive open source license that is suitable for use with both commercial software and with other open source or free software. Convert text data to or from Unicode and nearly any other character set or encoding. ICU's conversion tables are based on charset data collected by IBM over the course of many decades, and is the most complete available anywhere. ICU's regular expressions fully support Unicode while providing very competitive performance.
About (from The ICU Project at www.icu-project.org)
“The Project Management Committee (PMC) was formed in October 1999 and is responsible for the strategic direction and success of the ICU Project. This governing body is expected to ensure the project's welfare and guide its overall direction. The PMC ”