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Localization (L10n) is the process of adapting internationalized software for a specific region or language by adding locale-specific components and translating text.

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Internationalization of C++ application with minimal effort [closed]

I have ready and working C++ application. It uses Win32 API. This application is built by Visual Studio. The application contains about 100 strings hardcoded in a source code. I need to translate the ...
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What is the extent of programming language localization dialects?

Apple's scripting language AppleScript was designed with localization in mind; allowing the language to be represented in multiple dialects resembling languages from around the world. In this way, ...
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Should putting html tags into localization files be avoided?

We are localizing all parts of our website to many languages. We use XML localization files. I think this scenario is so common, and even there should be a standard solution to this, but still I ...
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Tracking translations in localized software

I created and maintain an open source Android app. Recently someone offered to translate my app into several other languages. At the same time, development continues on the app which can sometimes add ...
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Order of parameters in localization code

In localization code (like T('English phrase with %s and %s parameters', param1, param2) the order of parameters in different languages is different. How to handle this? Our localization engine seems ...
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Functional problems due to localization [closed]

With localization come various UI issues such as untranslated or badly translated strings, clipped strings, incorrectly formatted dates or numbers, wrong sorting order and more. However are there any ...
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Doing localization each Sprint

We need to support 5 languages for our product. This means that in order to have a potentially shippable product we need to translate all text new to the Sprint to all these languages. It doesn't ...
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Why don't compilers support non-English keywords? [closed]

When you read C, C#, Java, Python, PHP and many other programming languages all the syntax is written in English. Simple code like this if (X+1 > 4) { } while (A == true) { } Is written in ...
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Interacting with multiple localized webservices

I'm having trouble managing multiple web services that each have a slightly different list of supported languages For example, say we support English, Chinese, and French in our web service using the ...
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is there an order for resource bundle loading / searching sequence in java

just for a trial, I generate two ResourceBundle, one is a property file MyResourceBundle.properties and the other one is MyResourceBundle.java in the same directory.When I tried to get a key with this ...
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In what URL segment do you have language? /en/admin/dashboard or /admin/en/dashboard? [closed]

maybe you are thinking that this is another dump question about language in URL, but I hope it is not! I've red many articles on this, but non of them was dealing with "sections of site" (described ...
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Naming conventions for language file keys

What is your strategy for naming conventions for the keys in language files used for localization? We have a team that is going to conversion of a project to multiple languages and would like to have ...
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Localizing an app whose data is tied to one language

I develop a mobile app that displays information about the bus system in one U.S. city. The de facto official language is English, but there are many students from other countries—China and South ...
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UTF-16 Pitfalls, Chinese

I'm going to be writing an application that is pure HTML5 and JS and MVC.net back-end. We have .resx files that are getting compiled to .js files for resources in the html5 application. The ...
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How to find people to help translate my open source project? [closed]

I'm a big StackOverflow fan, but I think this question belongs here, correct me if I'm wrong. So basically I'm trying to localize my plugin in as many languages as possible. I posted a section on the ...
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Scenarios for differences between UICulture and Culture

In .NET there are two "culture" values, UICulture and Culture. The first one is for localized texts on the UI, while the latter sets the culture for date and number formats. I can't come up with any ...
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International two-part date formats

Do people outside of the USA use two-part date abbreviations for the current year? For instance, representing the last day of May, you might see someone enter 5/31 into a date field. Do international ...
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How should I architect multi-language support for a group of applications?

I have about 8 web applications (all of them ASP.NET based), and I want to implement multiple language support for all of them and have an architecture that I can leverage on new web applications down ...
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Localization in php, best practice or approach?

I am Localizing my php application. I have a dilemma on choosing best method to accomplish the same. Method 1: Currently am storing words to be localized in an array in a php file <?php $values ...
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Which spoken languages should I try to support in my android application? [closed]

I'm developing a small android app, which is regional independent. I'm curious, which language should I try to support? At the moment I'm only sure to support the languages I speak fluently. This is ...
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Estimate of each localization's prospects on Mac App Store

I write utility programs (converters, compression tools, etc.) with simple UI’s, which I put for sale of for free download on the Mac App Store. I write these programs in English, and usually add a ...
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What is a good practice for reading culture (language) info for users of a web app?

I am trying to get an idea of what would be a better practice / implementation for the users of an application that I am going to localize. Which would be better and why? Read the culture info ...
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If someone was making software, able to display content in any written language, what would they have to consider? [duplicate]

I know you'd have to use Unicode. And that Japanese is read vertically and reverse of English. What are some of the things one would have to take into consideration?
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The state of localization in web applications

Given that browsers (Chromium/Chrome thus far AFAIK) seem to be introducing embedded site translations and utilities such as Wibiya and given the amount of work that localizing a site can be ...
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How do you guys handle translation for software localization?

Most of the software I have written over my career has been built for English speaking customers, but recently I've been working on a project where localization of the UI for a wider range of ...
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isn't number localization just unnecessary?

I've just read this page http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2010/06/10/jquery-globalization-plugin-from-microsoft.aspx One of the things they did was to convert the arabic date to the arabic ...
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Effective Strategies for Localization in .NET

I am developing the UI for a .NET MVC application that will require international localization of all content in the near future. I am very familiar with .NET in general but have never had a project ...
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What practices exist for locale-specific unit testing?

We recently discovered a locale specific issue in our application and while it was easy to fix (once we figured out what was going on), it got the team I'm on thinking about unit testing practices in ...