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Building Web Sites for the World

Abstract

The Web makes it incredibly easy for you to communicate your message to anybody with an Internet connection and a browser, no matter if they’re sitting in a café in Moscow’s Red Square, in a farmhouse in Ohio, or in an Israeli classroom. Well, there is one tiny issue: only about 6 percent of the world’s population speaks English natively.1 The rest speak Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, French, or one of several dozen other languages. Therefore, if you’re interested in truly reaching a global audience, you need to think about creating a web site capable of not only speaking the visitor’s native language but also conveying information using the visitor’s native standards of measure (notably, currency, dates, numbers, and times).

Keywords

Multiple Language Code Combination Language Code Country Code Localization Repository 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© W. Jason Gilmore 2010

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