Software Internationalization (I18N)
Guidelines

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Contents

  • Introduction
  • Development Tools and Techniques
  • Isolating Localizable Resources
  • Engineering
  • String Handling
  • Design of User Interface (UI)
  • Graphic and Screenshot
  • Culture
  • Conclusion

As more and more companies distribute their software products worldwide, better localization practices are needed to ensure success in global markets.

This document provides some general guidelines for software developers and programmers to better write applications to allow for more efficient downstream localization.

By addressing internationalization and localization issues early on in software development, companies can ensure applications are localized efficiently and with the highest quality.

Following these internationalization best practices will help streamline localization efforts and lead to a greater return on investment.

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