From: David Possin (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Oct 13 2002 - 11:33:23 EDT
Having gone through CP/M - DOS - Windows 1.x up to today's versions I can
say i18n or internationalization was never a big term at Microsoft. They
either talk about globalization for internationalization or localization
itself - localizable coming closest to i18n. I doubt you will find any i18n
references, maybe you will find g11n or l10n somewhere.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Caplan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Rick McGowan" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: Historians- what is origin of i18n, l10n, etc.?
> At 08:35 AM 10/10/2002 -0700, Rick wrote:
> >The earliest reference I can find to "i18n" in my old e-mail trail is the
> >following e-mail to the "sun!unicode" mail list by Glenn Wright. This was
> >Oct 5, 1989. By that time, the term was definitely current, as Mr. Hiura
> I registered i18n.com around 94 or so, and the fellow, whose name I am
trying hard to recall (first name JR, Australian or British IIRC, red hair),
seemed to indicate the coinage was quite some time before that and he was
very surprised when I told him how extensive the usage was by then.
> I'm a jonny-come-lately when it comes to unix and other standards
history... is there an searchable archive of windows standards anywhere? How
about a cvs server of code? It seems to me that i18n or variants could have
made it into code as a function name almost immediately, or possibly even
before being put into a standards doc....
> It seems to me that l10n was extant by the time I came to CA ~ 1992.
> Perhaps Ken Lunde can shed some light - he surely came across a lot of
early docs while writing his first book, which was a republication of an
online archive he maintained I think.
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