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Web Application Design Patterns by Pawan Vora

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Chapter 10. Internationalization

Introduction

Web applications designed for global audiences need to address two important issues in their design: internationalization and localization Aykin, 2000) 1:
1A related term is globalization (sometimes abbreviated as G11N), which refers to the process of preparing both the application and the business for international markets (Aykin, 2000).
Internationalization (I18N) 2 is the process of designing an application so that it can be adapted to various languages and regions without engineering changes.
2The terms internationalization and localization are sometimes abbreviated as I18N and L10N, respectively. The 18 in I18N refers to the number of letters between the I and N in the word internationalization ...

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