Scott Hanselman

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June 14, '04 Comments [6] Posted in ASP.NET | Ruby | Internationalization | XML | Tools
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I'm feeling very international this Monday, so here' s a collection of things for you to read.  It's a reminder <gasp> that there are a lot of people out there who don't speak English every day (or ever) and it's responsbility of the English-dominated Web to respect that.  Even if you don't even write code to be internationalized, you have a karmic obligation to be aware of these things.

And for folks in my world:

And in the vein of 'Whaaaaaa?' check out:

  • The Microsoft Application Translator: "This new solution, called Microsoft Application Translator (MAT) enables applications to offer on-the-fly localization with no code change and limited investment in localization." Here's their FAQ.

Update: Here's a crucial update. ;) Don't forget that Japanese Emoticons are different than English ones!

Japanese Smileys

American Smileys

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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