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ASP.NET 3.5 Application Architecture and Design

By : Vivek Thakur
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ASP.NET 3.5 Application Architecture and Design

By: Vivek Thakur

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Globalization and Localization

Globalization is defined as the process of developing a program or an application so that it is usable across multiple cultures and regions, irrespective of the language and regional differences. For example, say you have made a small inventory management program and you live in a region where English is the main language, such as the USA. Now, if you want to sell your program in a different country, say Germany, then you need to make sure that your program displays and accepts input in the German language as well, so that German users are able to use the same application.

Localization is the process of creating content, input, and output data, in a region-specific culture and language. Culture will determine date display format (such as, mm/dd/yyyy or dd/mm/yyyy), currency display format, and so on. The process by which we can make sure that our program will be localized is known as Internationalization or Globalization. In simpler terms, Globalization can...