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The emergence of the Internet and other distributed networks puts increasing importance on the ability to create global software - that is, software that can be developed independently of the countries or languages of intended users and then translated for multiple countries or regions. Javaª1.1 takes a major step forward in creating global applications and applets. It provides frameworks based on the Unicodeª 2.0 character set - the standard for international text - and an architecture for developing global applications, which can present messages, numbers, dates and currency in any country's conventional formats. However, when all is said and done, it may not be clear just how to go about making your program ready for localization with Java 1.1. This article outlines how to do that, what the strengths and limitations are of the current 1.1 support and what to exp... (more)

Global Applications with JDK 1.1 Part 2

The emergence of the Internet and other distributed networks puts increasing importance on the ability to create global software - that is, software that can be developed independently of the countries or languages of intended users and then translated for multiple countries or regions. Javaª 1.1 takes a major step forward in creating global applications and applets. It provides frameworks based on the Unicodeª 2.0 character set - the standard for international text - and an architecture for developing global applications, which can present messages, numbers, dates and currency i... (more)