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Building Solutions with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework: Architecture and Best Practices for Mobile Development by Jon Box, Dan Fox

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Globalization and Localization Support

The Compact Framework includes support for globalizing applications and then localizing them for specific cultures and regions. Like many things in the Compact Framework, the features to accomplish this are a subset of those found in the desktop Framework. Specifically, when designing and implementing a world-ready application, there are three primary features of the Compact Framework that must be understood: cultures, localized data, and the use of satellite assemblies.

Understanding Cultures

In order to identify various cultures and regions, the Compact Framework and its desktop cousin both use the hierarchical nomenclature laid out in RFC 1766. This document specifies that each language code is specified ...

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