Join Dennis Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring localization solutions, part of Localization for Developers.
- Let's talk about localization solutions.…I'm gonna be honest with you.…There's no golden standard for localization solutions.…There isn't one solution that everyone uses…or one solution that fits everyone's needs.…Different solutions have their advantages and disadvantages.…Some only support a limited forms of platforms…and programming languages but are very feature rich…and others are free, support multiple languages,…but don't have any sort of online cloud synchronization.…
If you're looking into choosing a localization solution…start by knowing what your project's technical needs are…and let those needs guide your decision.…To start with, let's talk about gettext.…gettext is an internationalization solution…that was introduced in the 90s…and is still used today.…The GNU project has a version of gettext…that has implementations for over two dozen…different programming and scripting languages,…ranging from C and Pascal to Ruby and Python.…
Essentially you can include the gettext library…in your project and then encapsulate…
- 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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