Join Dennis Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting to Unicode, part of Localization for Developers.
- Text can be encoded in many different ways.…Let's look at a bit of history.…Back in the 1960s,…the ASCII standard was used to encode text.…As a seven-bit encoding,…it had space for 128 different characters,…including control characters…for communicating with computers and printers.…It was heavily slanted towards English, though,…and didn't include any special characters.…Fast forward into the 1990s.…
Most computers favored using eight-bit encodings.…Most computers in the West…used some variety of the Latin-1 standard,…which as adopted by the International Standards Organization…as ISO Standard 8859-1.…ISO 8859-1 had…191 displayable characters,…reserving the remaining 65 places…for use as control characters,…things like "new line,"…"move left," and "bell."…This allowed the inclusion…of the accented versions of existing characters…and the addition of a few completely foreign characters.…
191 characters was enough…to add full support for 29 languages,…mostly European,…but it only had partial support…for languages like French, Dutch, and Turkish,…
- 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
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.