CHAPTER 10Internationalization andLocalization

When you deploy your application for the international market you have to provide localized versions. The reasons for doing so go far beyond the disparate languages spoken by the world's population; in fact, there are disparities regarding how time, dates, and monetary values are represented; and even more complex written language issues such as whether text should be read from the right or the left.

Tip Internationalization and localization are actually two parts of the same process. Internationalization is about freeing your application from any ties to a specific location—to make it independent of any specific language or culture. Localization is the next step—to take an internationalized application ...

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