String externalization practices and considerations for UNIX shell scripts

Enable your product's shell scripts for global audience

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Naomi YM Wu, Andy MT Wu, and Zach TL Lee

Date archived: May 14, 2019 | First published: December 24, 2013

In this article, we provide practical "How-Tos" and experiences on externalizing shell script messages in a product. Also, we provide suggestions on what to consider before and during translation enablement from a globalization perspective.
The target audience is product developers who would like to enable their shell scripts for translation. After reading this article, readers can understand the considerations for externalizing shell script messages, realize the end-to-end process of string extraction and translation, and be aware of some known issues and their solutions.

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