Task overview: Globalizing applications


An application that can present information to users according to regional cultural conventions is said to be globalized: The application can be configured to interact with users from different localities in culturally appropriate ways. In a globalized application, a user in one region sees error messages, output, and interface elements in the requested language. Date and time formats, as well as currencies, are presented appropriately for users in the specified region. A user in another region sees output in the conventional language or format for that region. Globalization consists of two phases: internationalization (enabling an application component to use regional conventions) and localization (implementing a specific regional convention). This product supports globalization through the use of its localizable-text API and internationalization service.

 


Globalization
Working with locales and character encodings
Language versions offered by this product
Globalization: Links