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iOS Internationalization: The Complete Guide by Shawn E. Larson

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4. Prepping Your App for Localization

Measure twice, cut once

English Proverb

This chapter walks you through creating an international supporting app called “I18nExerciser.” It will display elements of a locale—language, region, decimal character, date format—the topics of Chapter 1, “International Settings.” This app will be localized only for English strings, and will be coded to support internationalization. We will be mindful of locale support with the code we use for this app. This is where our chapter quote, “Measure twice, cut once,” comes into play. It is generally applied to building something, often out of wood; measuring twice means you need to cut the wood only once, as opposed to having to cut a second piece of wood. Planning your ...

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