localisation : Java Glossary


Sometimes called internationalisation. Internationalisation is the process of preparing a program so that it will work in multiple locales (countries) and languages. Strictly speaking the terms are not identical. Internationalisation is the process of preparing a system for different pluggable locales, whereas localisation is preparing a program for a specific locale by preparing the translations, localised icons etc.

Localisation Tools

None of the applications listed above has a web interface nor any contextual help beyond comments.

Learning More

Oracle’s Technote Guide on Internationalisation Overview : available:
Toolbox Journal: magazine for translators

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