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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.
A
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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