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Going Global

Let's start with the most fundamental part of G11N: locales.

Locales

Among the first things to consider when making a ColdFusion application G11N is what language your application's users want to use and, possibly, where the users are located. Knowing users' locale helps you better tailor your application's language response to them. In globalization, locales relate to users' languages and cultural norms, such as sorting conventions; formatting of currency, time and dates, and numbers; and even the spelling of common words (colour versus color, for instance). Put more simply, a locale is a language as used in a specific country or a region within a country.


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