Dr. International

Thoughts on software globalization and internationalization.

Culture data shouldn’t be considered stable

Realizing that people's preferences change and that those preferences impact data output and consumed by computers. By remembering the context of an operation we can avoid corruption and confusion of our data. Understanding when data is intended for human readability or consumption by another machine avoids problems with data confusion.

Welcome to “Dr. International”

Hi!  We've created this space to share some thoughts about software internationalization. Internationalization is a really long word, so we've truncated the URL to just "i18n".  There are 18 letters between the "i" and the "n" in "internationalization", so i18n is a bit of a shortcut.  (Another common abbreviation in this space is l10n ...