Introduction

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Welcome to your first taste of localization: the word “welcome” translated into the four languages English, French, Polish, and Japanese. But this book is about more than localization and translating strings. This book covers internationalization. What is internationalization, and how does that differ from localization? Although these terms do tend to become interchangeable, their applications are not equivocal.

Internationalization is the process of preparing your app to be localized. It encompasses supporting the cultural information of a given region and locale. It is preparing your code to support ...

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