Internationalization 101: Creating International-Ready Websites

Nov 19, 2013  

Organization of Women in International Trade – Utah | November 2013 Meeting, Lehi, UT

Without proper preparation, various challenges can arise when localizing websites and web applications into Português, Русский, Français, Italiano, Español, Deutsch, 中文, 日本語, 한국어, and other languages. If your website or application may require localization, you should internationalize it first to avoid costly, time-consuming reengineering or rewriting. Internationalization is

Internationalization is preparation that ensures better localizability. It helps ensure your localization process will be streamlined and cost effective. For example, an error may cost $1,000 to fix during internationalization in English, or the fix may cost $25,000 when localizing into 25 different languages. If that fix is not rolled back to the source, then the same error may cost another $25,000 to fix with each successive version. Better yet, why not save on all of the cost and internationalize from the very beginning!

Be internationalization savvy. Learn how to develop localization-ready websites and web applications. Easy-to-implement, do-it-yourself tips and lessons will include the following:

  • The 7 Elements of Localizability / Internationalization
  • Tips & Examples from Global Tech Giants
  • How to Quickly Test for Internationalization
  • Cultural Internationalization Tips for Websites & Applications
  • Key Features to Spot in a Localization-Friendly Content Management System (CMS)