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Advogato.org: Internationalization guidelines

Mar 01, 2000, 21:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Monniaux)

"GNU and Gnome software is getting better and better at internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n). Yet there are still thorny issues to sort out."

"Nowadays, more often than not, free software tends to try to speak foreign languages, reflecting the fact that the free software development community is spread across dozens of countries around the world...."

"Most users in non English-speaking countries will be delighted to see computers at least trying to speak their mother tongue. Some people, particularly in the United States, tend to believe that most people around the world speak English, at least as a foreign language. This is a myth. The reality is rather the following...."

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