12LOCALIZATION

When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.—R. Buckminster Fuller

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Once you’ve accomplished the significant work involved in internationalizing your software, you can begin to consider building message catalogs for other languages and cultures. Building a language-specific message catalog is known as localization. You are localizing your software for a target locale. We will spend this chapter discussing the way GNU projects approach these topics, including how to hook message catalog management into ...

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