"The Linux Internationalization Initiative (Li18nux)
announced today the general availability of the LI18NUX2000,
Globalization Specification. Those who are interested can
obtain this specification from the following:
"The LI18NUX2000 specification includes the best of
globalization functionality that commercial UNIX systems have
successfully implemented and compliments the functionality with
extensions that will make Linux Internationalization comprehensive
for all national and local requirements. 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."
"The members of Li18nux including all the major Linux
distributors are very active in developing globalized Linux
distributions that conform with the LI18NUX 2000 specification"
says Akio Kido, co-chairperson of Li18nux. "I hope that a Global
Linux distribution which supports multiple languages simultaneously
will be available before end of Q4 2000."