Advantages of Internationalized Systems

Designing an application to work outside its country of origin can seem daunting. Often, programmers think that internationalizing means hard-coding dependencies based on cultural and linguistic conventions for just one country.

A better approach is to write an internationalized application: that is, one that examines the local computing environment to determine what language to use and loads files containing language-specific information at runtime.

When you use an internationalized application, a single application can be deployed in all countries. This has several advantages: