Join Dennis Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing your locale in Windows, part of Localization for Developers.
- Local testing in Windows is very straightforward.…To start with, I'm going to open my Start menu,…and start typing control panel,…and here we are I'm going to go ahead…and open the Control Panel,…and in this list of items is Language.…Opening a Language menu we can see…that right now there's only one language…and one local installed here on this machine,…that's English for the United States.…I'm going to go ahead and click the Add a language button,…and you'll see that there's a very large list…of potential languages that Microsoft…supports to some extent.…
I'm going to actually back up here,…if you look French is actually a stack of cards…as opposed to a single card,…and the reason is if we double click on this…there are different regional varieties of French…that we can choose from.…I'm just going to pick French…as spoken in France and click Add.…Now you'll notice that immediately…it says Keyboard layout French,…what that means is I now have support for a…keyboard layout for the US and for France.…
If I come down to my start bar,…
- 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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