Chapter 18. Internationalization

Django was originally developed smack in the middle of the United States (literally; Lawrence, Kansas, is fewer than 40 miles from the geographic center of the continental United States). Like most open source projects, though, Django's community grew to include people from all over the globe. As Django's community became increasingly diverse, internationalization and localization became increasingly important. Since many developers have at best a fuzzy understanding of these terms, we'll define them briefly.

Internationalization refers to the process of designing programs for the potential use of any locale. This includes marking text (like UI elements and error messages) for future translation, abstracting the ...

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