CHAPTER 12

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Localization

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Computers and software have become so prevalent today that they are used everywhere in the world for human activities. For any software to be relevant and useful to these users, it needs to be localized. The process in which we adapt the software to the local language and customs is known as localization. A locale represents a country’s distinctive assemblage of language, culture, numbers, currency, etc.

Java provides good support for localizing software applications; we’ll cover the related topics in detail in this ...

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