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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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Foreword

I’VE BEEN WORKING IN LOCALIZATION my entire career, and I’ve seen countless examples of how amazingly hard it can be to create a world-ready Windows product. The early days of 32-bit Windows saw a definite lack of support for international products. Since then, so many APIs related to internationalization have been added, duplicated, replaced, and deprecated in various products and platforms that almost nobody can acquire the skills needed to know for certain if their product is properly adapted to an international market.

Of course, nobody was feeling the pain of the situation that Microsoft created more than Microsoft itself. And true to form, the company created a grand vision: a brand new development framework and runtime environment, ...

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