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Core Java™ 1.1 Volume II - Advanced Features by Gary Cornell, Cay S. Horstmann

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Chapter 9. Internationalization

There’s a big world out there; hopefully, lots of its inhabitants will be interested in your application or applet. The Internet, after all, effortlessly spans the barriers between countries. On the other hand, when you write your applet in U.S. English, using the ASCII character set, you are putting up a barrier. For example, even within countries that can (more or less) function using the ASCII character set, things as basic as dates and numbers are displayed differently. To a German speaker, 3/4/95 means something different than it does to an English speaker. Or, an applet like our retirement calculator from Chapter ...

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