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JSTL: JSP Standard Tag Library Kick Start by Jeff Heaton

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Chapter 10. Understanding JSTL Internationalization

Java was designed to support internationalization. All strings in Java are stored internally as Unicode strings, which normally are transparent to the programmer. However, when your program has to support a language such as Japanese or Chinese, you must use Unicode.

One of the most common reasons for making a program international is the need to display the program's data in a variety of languages. JSTL provides several tags that make it easy to create a multilingual program. In this chapter, we show you how to make our forum example from Chapter 7 work with multiple languages.

The I18N-Related Tags

To create a multilingual JSTL Web application, you must isolate all language-dependent parts of the ...

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