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Practical Programming in Tcl & Tk, Third Edition by Brent B. Welch

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Chapter 15. Internationalization

This chapter describes features that support text processing for different character sets such as ASCII and Japanese. Tcl can read and write data in various character set encodings, but it processes data in a standard character set called Unicode. Tcl has a message catalog that lets you generate different versions of an application for different languages. Tcl commands described are: encoding and msgcat.

Different languages use different alphabets, or character sets. An encoding is a standard way to represent a character set. Tcl hides most of the issues associated with encodings and character sets, but you need to be aware of them when you write applications that are used in different countries. You can also ...

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