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The Definitive Guide to NetBeans™ Platform 7 by Heiko Böck

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C H A P T E R  34

Internationalization and Localization

Professional applications—especially flexible ones—should be designed to adapt as easily as possible to other countries and languages. For this reason, the Java and NetBeans Platform and the NetBeans IDE provide a great deal of support for internationalization, making it easy to internationalize and localize your application. It is worth preparing even very small applications and applications that were initially designed for only one language for localization.

String Literals in Source Code

String literals in source code are outsourced in .properties files. Therefore, the language-dependent literals can be separated and easily changed into other languages. This is possible even after the ...

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