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Programming the Windows Runtime by Example: A Comprehensive Guide to WinRT with Examples in C# and XAML by John Garland, Jeremy Likness

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18. Globalization and Localization

Globalization refers to the process of building your app to support multiple cultures and locales. It involves understanding what target cultures and locales you wish to support, designing your app (and creating assets) to support those targets and writing your code so that operates correctly. Localization is the more specific process of adapting your app to a target culture or locale. For example, you may author your globalized app in English then localize it for Spanish and French.

Globalization involves more than just translation of text and displaying a different set of characters on the page. Certain language texts are rendered right-to-left and may require the app to render complex interconnected glyphs. ...

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