RE: Historians- what is origin of i18n, l10n, etc.?

From: Winkler, Arnold F (
Date: Thu Oct 10 2002 - 07:14:57 EDT

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    Here is my recollection:

    Sometime around 1991 in a IEEE P1003.1 (POSIX) meeting, Gary Miller (IBM)
    was writing on the blackboard. After having spelled out
    Internationalization a few times, he first abbreviated it to I--n and a bit
    later (obviously after counting the letters in between) used I18N. Sandra
    might have been at the meeting, and Keld - they might be able to confirm my

    L10N did not show up until quite some time later. I have no idea who used
    it first.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Tex Texin []
    Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 2:02 AM
    To: NE Localization SIG; Unicoders
    Subject: Historians- what is origin of i18n, l10n, etc.?

    I was asked about the origin of these acronyms. Does anyone know who
    created these or where they were first used?

    Tex Texin   cell: +1 781 789 1898
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