From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Nov 14 2003 - 17:10:18 EST
Theodore H. Smith scripsit:
> what does i18n mean? I see it bandied about a lot.
> My guess is "internationalisation", but actually when you pronounce
> "eye won ayht en" it doesn't sound anything like that word.
Count the letters in "internationalisation" between the initial i and the
final n. Similar terms are l10n (localisation) and c14n (canonicalisation).
These abbreviations are not used in speech, of course; they have the
advantage that they are ambiguous between "-isation" and "-ization".
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