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


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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