Chapter 18. Internationalization

Internationalization refers to the process whereby you prepare your application for users from varied geographies. There are two parts to this:

1. Localization

2. International enablement

The need for localization is obvious; a German user wants to see an application in German and a French user in French, and so on. Localization involves making different language versions of all the application’s user interface available and ensuring the correct strings are used based on user preferences. Some programming models require that you think about localization upfront and instead of just inserting strings directly into your application, you must instead enter keys that reference the actual strings from a separate resource ...

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