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Globalization and Localization Issues

Visual Studio .NET 2003

When developing world-ready applications, application architects must consider numerous factors, such as languages issues and string-related issues.

In This Section

Language Issues
Describes how language issues are the result of differences in how languages around the world differ in display, alphabets, grammar, and syntactical rules.
Formatting Issues
Describes how formatting issues are the primary source of discrepancies when working with applications originally written for another language or culture/locale.
String-Related Issues
Describes how string resources include the text that appears in an application's user interface.
User Interface Issues
Provides information about designing world-ready UI elements.

Related Sections

Planning World-Ready Applications
Provides key information on making your application world-ready.
Microsoft Global Software Development Site (http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/)
Provides extensive reference material (including code page assignments, keyboard layouts and a glossary) and a number of articles dealing with developing world-ready software.
Visual Studio .NET Partner Resources Site (http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/partners/default.asp)
Provides a link to Visual Studio .NET Localization Partners who can assist you with your application localization needs.
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