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Old 06-21-2008, 07:09 PM   #1
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Internationalization reference


I'm looking for a good reference book about developing internationalized software on Linux. Can anyone help me?
 
Old 06-21-2008, 09:11 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 01:34 AM   #3
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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

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Old 06-22-2008, 02:11 AM   #4
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This is a fairly detailed look at the issues:

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n
 
Old 06-22-2008, 04:14 AM   #5
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Thanks for the tips.
 
  


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