Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2010 Archives by date, by thread · List index

Hi Michael,
2010.11.05 07:28, Michael Wheatland rašė:
Has anyone noticed that the mailing list nickname for
Internationalisation is i10n instead of i18n?

wrong, it's L10n (L-ten-N, for localization).

The name is derived from the phonetic pronounciation of
Intern-EIGHTEEN-alisatioN hence i18n.

i10n is a short name for localisation, which by definition is
formatting like numbers, dates and money.
i18n can encompass i10n by definition.

I think you're wrong, and the following is correct:
* Localization is the top layer, which includes interface translation, the things you mentioned and other adaptations for a particular LOCAL market (e.g. icons) * Internationalization (I18n) is the precondition for making L10n possible. This includes handling of foreign data, data sorting, correct handling of currency, date and time formats, casing etc. * The bigger process that covers both of the processes above is sometimes called Globalization (G11n), I think.

Best regards,

E-mail to for instructions on how to unsubscribe
List archives are available at
All messages you send to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.