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Internationalization Support in Java
May/June 1997 (vol. 17 no. 3)
pp. 20-29
Computers throughout the world use different standards for representing and displaying text; people use vastly different languages and data representation standards, and they have diverse cultural conventions. How do we build software to overcome these differences? It should enable people all over the world to communicate unhindered by the compatibility problems of hundreds of human languages, national standards, and mechanisms for representing data. As modern communications technologies make the world smaller every day, the need for globally sensitive, or internationalized, software is more critical than ever. The most recent release of the Java Development Kit lets developers create software that adapts to the local language and conventions wherever it is deployed.
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Java, internationalization, software development
Vartan Piroumian, "Internationalization Support in Java," IEEE Micro, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 20-29, May-June 1997, doi:10.1109/40.591651
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