"Linux Internationalization Initiative (Li18nux) announced today
that the LI18NUX2000 draft Globalization specification is now
available on the LI18NUX Web site (http://www.li18nux.net) for
"The LI18NUX2000 specification includes the best of
Globalization functionality that commercial UNIX systems have
successfully implemented. By conforming to the LI18NUX2000
specification, application programmers will benefit from
UNICODE-based multi-lingual capabilities in a portable manner
across Linux distributions and UNIX systems."
"Since the LI18NUX2000 v1 specification, targeted to be
available in August 2000, relies only proven and well-defined
internationalization technologies, we believe that Linux
distributions who confirm to the specification can release
internationalized versions within this year," said Akio Kido,
Co-chair for Asia Pacific Region.