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Practical Guide to Localization was written for translators, localization engineers, testing engineers, desktop publishers, project managers, and anyone else who may be involved in the release of multilingual products. In this second edition, translators can learn more on localizing software, online help, and documentation files, and on the latest translation technology tools. Localization engineers will learn all about developing, engineering and testing software and online help projects. For project managers, there is all the information needed in planning translation or localization projects, finding resources, and ensuring the quality of deliverables. New to this second, fully updated and revised edition are chapters on internationalization, desktop publishing, and software quality assurance.

This book/CD-ROM package for those who need to write code for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP platforms explains how to localize applications, determine important culture-specific issues, avoid international pitfalls and legal issues, and use the best technologies and coding practices. This second edition offers updated information in areas such as designing a world-ready program and testing for world-readiness. The CD-ROM contains an electronic copy of the book, code pages and sample code, documentation, a case study, and international tools and utilities. "Dr. International" is responsible for a Web question-and-answer column for Microsoft.Book News, Inc.R, Portland, OR

The purpose of this book is twofold: First to describe what needs to be done to internationalize XML documents and applications; second to describe how the XML data can be localized efficiently.

Companies know that globalizing their web sites will produce exponential revenue growth - Web Globalization Strategies: Beyond Borders tells web developers how to do it. By 2003, the US will account for less than one-third of the worldwide Internet user-base of 602 million. This book illustrates step-by-step measures to take to globalize any web site for almost any country in the world, while presenting spotlights on real companies who have globalized their sites and the benefits they've received.Most executives know they want to reach a global market but have no idea what obstacles they face