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Hanselminutes Podcast 26 - Globalization/Internationalization with .NET

July 26, 2006 Comment on this post [2] Posted in Podcast | ASP.NET | Internationalization | XML | Bugs | Tools
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HanselminutesMy twenty-sixth Podcast is up. This episode is a discussion of Globalization/Internationalization with .NET. It ran a little longer than I'd have liked, but I didn't realize how big a topic it is. It's just hard to make things fit in 20 minutes sometimes!

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Links from the Show

Localization in ASP.NET 2.0 (gve) Michael Kaplan (guw)
Global Development and Computing Portal (gv3)
How Do I? (gvb)
Microsoft TimeZone Utility (gux)
Microsoft Terminology Translations (gv4)
Microsoft .NET Internationalization (gup)
Directory of Localization Resources (guy)
W3C Language information and text direction (gv5)
Chris Sells' FormatDesigner (guq)
Basics of .NET Internationalization (guz)
The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) (gv6)
Internationalization Overview (gus)
ASP.NET 2.0 Internationalization Diagram (gvo)
Authoring HTML for Middle Eastern Content (gv7)
Localizer for VS 2002/2003 (gut)
Locale Builder (VISTA) (gv1)
Michele Bustamante on Localization (gv8)
Using HTTP and meta for language information (guu)
NLS information page (gv2)
Enterprise Localization Toolkit - Todd Abel (gv9)
PsuedoInternationalization (guv)

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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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July 26, 2006 18:44
I always thought my 3 parter on localization was considered the de facto for localization in .NET

July 28, 2006 17:42
I'm trying to create a basic dictionary for languages in Zambia. Does anyone have any tips / guidelines before I start on this?

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