Localization: The Art of Talking Like a Native
The Internet and the World Wide Web have made for a truly global village. People from literally anywhere in the world can use your software or view your Web pages. Unfortunately, most software displays content in the language of the author, not the user. Using only English puts your software off-limits to most of the world. And if your Web site is for commercial purposes, using an English-only solution effectively limits your potential market. However, Visual Basic and Windows offer powerful localization capabilities that let you write once and run in any language Windows supports—the secrets follow.
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