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.NET Internationalization: The Developer’s Guide to Building Global Windows and Web Applications by Guy Smith-Ferrier

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1. A Roadmap for the Internationalization Process

LEARNING IS LIKE CLIMBING a mountain. When you stand at the bottom of a mountain, you cannot actually see the top; the side of the mountain gets in the way. What you see is the first peak on the horizon. As you climb over that peak, you see the next peak on the horizon. You keep doing this until the last peak is the summit and your climb is over. I have always felt that technical subjects seem simple when I don’t know anything about them. As I climb each peak, I see the other subjects behind my initially imperfect view and realize that there is more to climb. Each peak reveals new peaks that I was not aware of.

Internationalization is like a mountain. From the outside, the subject might seem simple—you ...

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