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LinuxPR: The Linux Internationalization Initiative has been organized

Oct 04, 1999, 14:20 (1 Talkback[s])

"The Linux Internationalization Initiative (Li18nux) is pleased to announce its foundation. The Li18nux consists of Linux distributors, Linux related and other open source projects, IT vendors, and worldwide technical experts who are interested in internationalization. The purpose of forming the Li18nux is to promote a common and fully internationalized application platform among Linux distributions."

"The objectives of the Li18nux are:

  • Leverage collaborative efforts among contributors of Linux Internationalization.
  • Provide a forum for contributors to have technical discussions about Internationalization.
  • Perform necessary coordination among projects that are related to Linux Internationalization.
  • Actively disseminate Linux Internationalization related information.
  • Provide specification of Internationalized APIs and components that every distribution should include to ensure application portability and interoperability among various Linux distributions.
  • Develop a catalogue of Internationalized components of Linux (including documentation, message catalogues, etc).
  • Establish necessary liaisons with various committees and organizations who are working on Internationalization.
  • Define a process for creation of and dissemination of a core set of Globalized documentation and localizable elements for Linux and applications that run on Linux
  • Produce documentation on how to globalize applications and other resources for Linux.
  • Promote the universal translation of existing and future documentation by working with existing documentation and localization providers."

Press Release

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