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Web Sites With Internationalization And Localization Guidelines and Resources

XenCraft MultiLingual Computing Localization Research Centre
I18n Book list Everson Typography Unicode Consortium
Unicode Consortium's Useful Resources W3C I18n GEO FAQ Resources for Locales

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Terminology and Glossary Pages

Internationalization and Localization Guidelines and Checklists

Author/Vendor Document type Document Location
Tex Texin and Yves Savourel Tutorial Web Internationalization Tutorial (ppt, pdf, 2.6Mb)
Sun Microsystems I18n Taxonomy Software I18n Taxonomy (Adobe V6 .pdf)
(Great document! Nice matrix for assessing I18n requirements for software products.)
Microsoft Win32 Checklist Win32 Checklist
EURESCOM Report (Multivolume) Multilingual Web sites: Best Practice, Guidelines And Architectures
Graphical Report (.pdf)
Main Report (.doc, .pdf, .zip)
Annex A Web site technologies (.doc, .pdf, .zip)
Annex B Overview of Language Processing Tools and Techniques (.doc, .pdf, .zip)
Annex C Applications of speech technology (.doc, .pdf, .zip)
Annex D Define possible architectures for the pre-selected services (.doc, .pdf, .zip)
I18nGuy Unicode Win32 C/C++ Checklist Cheat Sheet: Unicode-enabling Microsoft C/C++ Source Code
OpenOffice Globalisation in Software Design Globalisation in Software Design
Microsoft Guidelines Globalization Step By Step
Sun Microsystems I18n Verification Checklist I18n Verification Checklist
Graham Rhind
GRC Database Information
Postal Address Formats Postal Addresses
Kermit Project, Columbia U. Frank Da Cruz's Guide To Postal Addresses
Universal Postal Union Postal Addresses And Formats
Also available in French and German
The Cover Pages International Address Standard UPU S42-1
BitBoost Systems ™ International Mailing Address Formats
OASIS Universal Business Language UBL Address Package Drawing
OASIS Universal Business Language XML Format For Business Documents UBL 1.0
OASIS CIQ Formats in XML standards
names, addresses formats, customer information and relationships
XML standard for Customer Information Quality
(name, address formats and relationship info.)
World Telephone Numbering Guides Formats Telephone Codes And Formats
Markus Kuhn Formats Paper Sizes
Tomohiro KUBOTA Resources for developers Debian Developer's Introduction to I18n
Translation Reference Center Resources Translation Reference Center
Translation, Theory & Technology Resources Translation, Theory & Technology
OpenI18N.org I18n Guidelines The Free Standards Group I18n Initiative
I18n Guidelines for OpenSource Developers
Opentag XML Guides XML Internationalization and Localization FAQ
Penn State Resources Internationalization Course
Computing with Accents, Symbols & Foreign Scripts
Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc. Whitepapers Several papers on Cultural Dimensions and Global Web User-Interface Design
Markus Kuhn FAQ UTF-8 and Unicode FAQ for Unix/Linux
Human-Computer Interaction Resources Resources Intercultural Issues (list of resources)
Alan Wood’s Unicode Resources I18n Resources Unicode and Multilingual Support in HTML, Fonts, Web Browsers and Other Applications
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Internationalisation (I18n), Localisation (L10n), Globalisation (G11n), Guidelines, Checklists, and Resources