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Inside Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 by Daniel Larson, Ted Pattison

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WSS Globalization and Localization

Localization in WSS is based on language packs that are deployed as solution packages. Language packs include resources for specific cultures that are used to localize core solution packages. We will discuss solution packages and language packs at the end of this chapter, but we first want to provide some important background information about resource files, because you will want to use text defined in resource files within site definitions, features, and solutions to enable localization for specific languages and cultures.

By moving your literal text strings out into resource files, you can create WSS business solutions for the global market that can be deployed to multiple languages and cultures. Resource files ...

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