Internationalization road hazards

Avoid subtle hindrances to software globalization

From the developerWorks archives

Taylor Cowan

Date archived: May 15, 2019 | First published: August 16, 2005

Support in the Java™ language for multilingual and multicountry environments is strong, but it's not foolproof. If you're not careful, mistaken assumptions in three key areas can make their way into your code and cause it to be U.S.-centric. This article identifies these internationalization gotchas and gives you some techniques to help your applications become more usable across the globe.

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