CNET News.com: Sun helps Linux go global

“Sun Microsystems has released software to the open-source
community that could make it easier to make Linux software usable
in a myriad of languages.”

“Sun this week released the internationalization software
included in the X Windows graphics component of Linux and Unix. The
software, based on code originally from the X Group (now X.org) was
released under the X license. That’s the same license that covered
the software initially, Sun said.”

The software is a layer that makes it easier to write
software onto which any number of languages can be grafted.
program written to use the layer can be more easily shifted so
Japanese as well as French people can use a program. Currently,
Linux software is typically rewritten for each new language.”

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