Re: What is the difference between i18n and l10n?

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Jul 21 2000 - 13:45:01 EDT

Leon Spencer wrote:
> So by definition, L10N would be s superset of i18N?

No. It is possible to localize an application that has not been internationalized
by doing a complete conversion of it to the new locale, inspecting every string
literal, every field layout, etc. etc. How hard this is depends on how different
the two locales are. Usually it's hard enough to make you not want to do
it more than once, at most.


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