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Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL by Julie C. Meloni

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Chapter 27. Application Localization

The key phrase in World Wide Web is World Wide. Creating a website useful to speakers of different languages is a breeze using PHP and MySQL. The process of preparing your applications for use in multiple locales is called internationalization; customizing your code for each locale is called localization. In this chapter, you will learn some basic tips for performing localization tasks, including

  • How to recognize and prepare for character set differences

  • How to prepare the structure of your application and produce localized sites

About Internationalization and Localization

First and foremost, neither internationalization nor localization is the same thing as translation. In fact, you can have a fully translated ...

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