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Windows Forms Programming in C# by Chris Sells

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Resource Localization

In addition to simplified access to typed resources, the ResourceManager class provides one other important feature: the ability to localize resources for your components without recompiling them. The act of localization (l10n[6]) is a process of providing culture-specific information to display to a user in that culture. For example, a form has been localized when it shows “OK” in English but “Le OK” in French (or what ever the French actually say when they mean OK). The act of internationalization (i18n), on the other hand, is taking advantage of localized information. This could mean using localized resources in the UI or using code that formats currency or dates according to the current locale, as shown in Figure 10.13 ...

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