FOSS Guide to Localization
Free/Open Source Software, Guide to Localization assists people in localizing FOSS applications. It covers all the steps involved in the localization process starting from fundamental topics like Locale, Character Encoding and Fonts (including Font Creation) to advanced topics such as Input Methods and Gettext Framework to Translation Guidelines. The guide also takes some FOSS applications like KDE, GNOME, OpenOffice and Mozilla(Firefox) as case-studies. In addition, the guide includes a list of tools useful for the various tasks in localisation.
Download the guide:
- FOSS Guide to Localization (pdf format - 10.8MB)
This guide is a production of the International Open Source Network (IOSN) an initiative of UNDP's Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP), in collaboration with the Centre for the Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mumbai, India and supported by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada.
The primer is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)