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Internationalization Support

Internationalization is the process of designing an application so that it can be adapted to various languages and regions without engineering changes. Sometimes the term internationalization is abbreviated as i18n, because there are 18 letters between the first "i" and the last "n."

An internationalized program has the following characteristics:

Acknowledgment: Much of the design and implementation of the internationalization API is by IBM's Center for Java Technology - Silicon Valley. Java Software of Sun Microsystems is grateful for their work.


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