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iOS Internationalization: The Complete Guide by Shawn E. Larson

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5. Localizing Your App

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, I am a citizen of the world.

Socrates

Localizing your app is the process of taking the text in your application, both within the code and in the UI, and enabling it to be represented by the language the customer has chosen. It’s enabling your app to support this setting automatically. This chapter walks you through the steps, the process, and the requirements to make your application not an isolationist but a citizen of the world.

The chapter is broken into three general sections:

1. The first section gives the basic “10,000-foot level” description of the localization process with iOS applications. We’ll also cover some specifics of iOS localization, including base localization.

2. The second ...

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