Re: What does i18n mean?

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Nov 14 2003 - 17:10:18 EST

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    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".

    John Cowan
    We want more school houses and less jails; more books and less arsenals;
    more learning and less vice; more constant work and less crime; more
    leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of
    the opportunities to cultivate our better natures.  --Samuel Gompers

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