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KokoroMix 06-21-2008 07:09 PM

Internationalization reference
 
I'm looking for a good reference book about developing internationalized software on Linux. Can anyone help me?

pinniped 06-21-2008 09:11 PM

I don't know of any particular book, but there are plenty articles such as:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6176

If you write a GUI front end using GTK2+, "libpango" is part of the bag of tricks.

paulsm4 06-22-2008 01:34 AM

Pinniped is correct - there is no "one true way" to do internationalization under Linux (and, frankly, it can be even more confusing under Windows!). The "best" approach will depend on your choice of programming language and support libraries.

Should you choose to use GTK2, for example, you'll be using libpango. And the Good News is that the GTK2 tools make it pretty easy to do "internationalized text" without having to know too much either about "internationalization", or about libpango.

Other languages/other libraries will involve other alternatives.

The article Pinniped suggested is very good. Here are a few others:

http://eyegene.ophthy.med.umich.edu/unicode/
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/...book/l10n.html

pinniped 06-22-2008 02:11 AM

This is a fairly detailed look at the issues:

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n

KokoroMix 06-22-2008 04:14 AM

Thanks for the tips.


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