Join Dennis Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Accommodating different number systems, part of Localization for Developers.
- Human beings are amazing at recognizing patterns.…My six year old doesn't know what a plural noun is,…but he knows that for most objects,…like a chair, table, or even video game,…if you add an s, it means that there's…more than one of them.…But this marvelous ability of humans…to pick up on patterns, sometimes even…subconsciously, also results in some…very unfortunate assumptions…since not all languages have the same structures…or share the same logic.…
If my son was trying to pluralize a word…in many other languages, not only would he…not add an s, but the boundaries between…singular and plural aren't even the same.…So if you've written a small function…for yourself to choose which message to display,…you're going to run into some problems.…Here we have some simple if else logic…that will display a message depending…on the value of a particular integer.…Here the variable n represents the number…of files found by another function…that we're not looking at.…
If that's equal to one, then the result message…is 1 file found.…
- Timing internationalization and localization efforts
- Researching localization targets
- Evaluating and localizing text
- Internationalizing media
- Converting to Unicode
- Supporting right-to-left languages
- Working with translators
- Testing your localization
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introducing Internationalization and Localization
2. Internationalizing Content
Internationalizing media9m 25s
3. Internationalizing a GUI
4. Managing Localization
5. Modifying Your Quality-Assurance Strategy
Next steps2m 43s
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