From: Barry Caplan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Oct 10 2002 - 16:15:13 EDT
At 06:35 PM 10/10/2002 +0200, Marco Cimarosti wrote:
>Radovan Garabik wrote:
>> Google is your friend :-)
>> "i18n" is first mentioned in USENET on 30 nov 1989,
Here is a mention from 1989-12-02 11:24:11 PST only 3 days later:
> 5. Messaging
> The UniForum internationalization (I18N) folks brought forward a
> proposal for a messaging facility to be included in P1003.1b.
> The working group decided that it needs some more work but will
> go into the next draft.
> [Editor's note -- The problem being solved here is that
> internationalized applications store all user-visible strings in
> external files, so that vendors and users can change the
>December 1989 Standards Update IEEE 1003.1: System services interface
> - 5 -
> language of an application without recompiling it. The UniForum
> I18N group is proposing a standard format for those files.]
This indicates to me that UniForum might be a place to look for earlier references....
This is a very interesting thread from 1990:
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