Re: External localization?

Subject: Re: External localization?
From: "Guy K. Haas" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 11:14:32 -0800

Thanks. I knew that, for example in Java, they create Resource Bundles that decouple the text from the code, but was not aware that this text was independent of the build process -- could be external enough to be updated/corrected after the fact, without rebuilding.

technicoid wrote:

Has anyone here encountered a scheme in which the constant strings, particularly the diagnostic messages, of a software product are separated from the software itself?

That's the aim of internationalization. It's a very common practice, and
you've most likely encountered a lot of software that use language DLLs
or otherwise extermalized strings. See for articles related to the

Bill technicoid -at- cableone -dot- net

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