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Android™ Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, Third Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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26. Internationalizing Your Applications

There are now hundreds of Android devices on the market worldwide. In this chapter, you learn how to design and develop Android applications for foreign users and markets. This involves following design principles that make for easy internationalization, such as using alternative string resources for different languages and leveraging locale-aware classes for format-sensitive data like date and time formats. Finally, we talk a bit about publishing applications in foreign countries.

Internationalizing Applications

Android users hail from many different parts of the world. They speak different languages, use different currencies, and format their dates in different ways—just to name a few examples. Android ...

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