Generic Approach to Internationalization of Websites

T. Müldner, D. Benoit, and F. Wang (Canada)


: internationalization, globalization, database, XML.


There is a growing interest in international collaboration, and therefore a need for internationalized software that can be localized to various languages. Traditionally, systems to develop internationalized software use a specific database to store translations, and either manual or automatic translations of data. This paper describes GIW, a generic system that can be used to create internationalized websites. GIW is able to use any kind of database management system and is also able to handle both manual and automatic translations. These changes can be made without any modification to the architecture of the GIW system.

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