International OS Design Development (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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Internationalization is made up of a collection of functionality that provides general locale services and locale-specific support for certain key capabilities.

Windows CE provides general locale services for numerous code pages, and linguistic and cultural conventions through Unicode and national language support (NLS). Unicode is a universal character encoding system, while NLS carries information on date, time, calendar, number, and currency formats. NLS also provides sorting and character-type information for all the locales supported by the operating system (OS).

Internationalization spans a range of language-specific functionality. This functionality supports several East Asian language input methods (IM) and Input Method Editors (IME) that are uniquely designed for a specific language. East Asian languages require IMEs in order to input characters from a keyboard or stylus tablet.

In addition to general and language-specific functionality, internationalization includes support for a handwriting recognition engine that is extremely useful when working with East Asian languages and the Multilingual User Interface (MUI), functionality that makes it possible for users to switch the language and locale of the user interface (UI).

In This Section

Complex Scripts Support in Windows CE
Provides a comprehensive overview of Complex Scripts Support in Windows CE and describes how to create a Complex Scripts-enabled run-time image for a Windows CE-based device.
East Asian Fonts
Provides a comprehensive overview of the support of East Asian fonts in Windows CE.
Multiple Input Language Support
Describes the support for multiple input languages in Windows CE and shows how to enable multiple input languages for a target device.

Related Sections

International Catalog Items
Provides descriptions and Sysgen variables for International Catalog items.
International Application Development
Describes how to program and design a global application.
International Migration
Provides information that is helpful when migrating from one version of Windows Ce to another.
International Samples
Provides links to sample-related information for International.
Input Method Manager (IMM)
Provides a comprehensive overview of IMM. IMM manages the communication between an Input Method Editor (IME) and an application.
Locale Specific Support
Provides information that is specific to each locale that is supported in Windows CE.
Multilingual User Interface (MUI)
Provides information about MUI support in Windows CE. MUI allows users to change the language of the user interface (UI). Shows how to use MUI to create a multilingual run-time image.
National Language Support (NLS)
Provides information about NLS support in Windows CE. NLS enables to support the different locale-specific needs of users around the world.
Unicode Script Processor for Complex Scripts
Provides a comprehensive overview of the Uniscribe technology. This technology supports scripts that require special processing to show and edit because the characters are not laid out in a linear progression from left to right.

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