Localization and Globalization in ASP.NET

Sitting at our desks and developing web applications, it's very easy for most of us to assume that the only language that will be used for the application is English. The truth is less short-sighted than that, however.

Even if your application server is hosted in an English-speaking country, that doesn't necessarily mean that all the users of your website will be native speakers of English. Language isn't the only cultural concern that developers need to consider at design time. Cultural locales dictate other things, such as the way that currency and date/time values are displayed. If you display 05-10-2003 to someone from the United States and 05-10-2003 to someone from England, they will more than likely ...

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