You Are Not World-Ready If...
Your application is not mirroring aware
Introduced to handle the localization of Windows to Arabic and Hebrew (which display right-to-left), mirroring technology is implemented and available on all versions of Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista (including English).
To avoid flipped images or off-screen controls in your application after it is localized into Arabic or Hebrew, your code must be mirroring-aware.
Rendering images and icons in a mirrored context requires special considerations in your core code depending on the nature of the image:
Rendering these images flipped or not does not really matter.
Rendering these images flipped can alter their meaning or offend a trademark!
These images should be rendered flipped in a mirrored context.
Depending on your programming paradigm, activating mirroring during the localization of Arabic and Hebrew can have a different result on the way your images are rendered!
Click on the following links to learn more about globalization and mirroring awareness: