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= Debian Internationalization (I18n) and Localization (l10n) =
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[[FrontPage|Debian wiki]]'s internationalization and localization portal. = Internationalization and Localization =
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[[FrontPage|Debian wiki]]'s internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n) portal.
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[[Debian]] has many services, softwares, interfaces and infrastructures to handle the complexity of its operations. Most of these mechanisms were built using English as the primary (and many times, the only) language. In order to cope with its "universal operating system" motto, many efforts are made to internationalize, localize and translate all possible interfaces:

 * '' '''I18N''' (internationalization) means modification of a software or related technologies so that a software can potentially handle multiple languages, customs, and so on in the world.''

 * '' '''L10N''' (localization) means implementation of a specific language for an already internationalized software.''
 . ~-[[https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n/ch-intro.en.html#s-intro-concepts|Introduction to i18n, Tomohiro KUBOTA]]-~
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[[https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/ch08.en.html|Debian Reference - Chapter 8. I18N and L10N]]<<BR>>
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[[https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n/|Introduction to i18n]]
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## For long portal, you can use a TOC
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 * [[https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n/|Introduction to i18n]]


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Internationalization and Localization

Debian wiki's internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n) portal.


Debian has many services, softwares, interfaces and infrastructures to handle the complexity of its operations. Most of these mechanisms were built using English as the primary (and many times, the only) language. In order to cope with its "universal operating system" motto, many efforts are made to internationalize, localize and translate all possible interfaces:

  • I18N (internationalization) means modification of a software or related technologies so that a software can potentially handle multiple languages, customs, and so on in the world.

  • L10N (localization) means implementation of a specific language for an already internationalized software.

  • Introduction to i18n, Tomohiro KUBOTA

General

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Actions

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Language Support Improvements

Resources

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