Internationalizing applications

For your application to be used in multiple regions around the world, its user interfaces will need to support multiple locales and time zones. IBM WAS supports the maintenance and deployment of centralized message catalogs for the output of properly formatted, language-specific (localized) interface strings.

  1. Identify localizable text in your application.

  2. Create the message catalogs necessary for the locales to be supported by your application.

  3. In your application code, compose the language-specific strings for output.

  4. Assemble your application code as one or more application components.

  5. Prepare the localizable-text package for deployment with your localized application. In this step, you create a deployment JAR.

  6. Using the Assembly Toolkit, assemble the application modules and the deployment JAR into a J2EE application.

  7. Deploy and manage the application.


See Also

Assembling applications with the Assembly Toolkit
Internationalization: Resources for learning