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The Register: Initiative seeks to ease Linux internationalisation

Oct 14, 1999, 15:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"European Linux distributor SuSE today launched its effort to encourage the creation of a version of the open source OS that can be more readily localised for users in different countries."

"Dubbed the Linux Internationalisation Initiative (known by the tongue-twisting shorthand Li18nux -- go figure...), the plan is to develop a core set of APIs and Linux components that will allow any application that supports them to be installed and run on any localised version of the OS."

"Essentially, it's a system for supporting non-US keyboards and languages, independent of whatever Linux distribution the user happens to be running."

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