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Re: discovery: debian menu already supports l10n!

On Fri, Dec 03, 1999 at 12:53:26PM -0800, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> On 03-Dec-1999 Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 03, 1999 at 11:10:51AM -0800, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> >> > Debian menu system *can* support l10n!  It's a little ugly, and could
> >> 
> >> not to poke, but it is I 18 N.
> > 
> > Not to poke, but l10n != i18n.  One is localization, the other is
> > internationalization.
> > 
> ah, never seen i10n used, always i18n, silly me.  Thanks.

The distinction between l10n and i18n is this:

Internationization (i18n) is the process of enabling multiple languages
in a program; i.e. using gettext in a C program.

Localization (l10n) refers to the actual translation of the program or its
strings into other languages.  

At least, IIRC.

-- Drew

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