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Website Localization Techniques

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Waseem I. Bader

Waseem I Bader. Website Localization Techniques. International Journal of Computer Applications 150(7):33-42, September 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Waseem I. Bader},
	title = {Website Localization Techniques},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {September 2016},
	volume = {150},
	number = {7},
	month = {Sep},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {33-42},
	numpages = {10},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016911566},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


The world is becoming a smaller place with the fast communication advances that are going on, nowadays ambitious organizations are looking to upgrade their businesses from serving local regions to global ones. To achieve this internationalizing approach many linguistic and cultural differences need to be considered and website programmers and designers are faced with many technical issues. This paper will try to present different technical techniques that can be used to accomplish localization in websites.

The code samples in this paper were implemented using the programming language, but it can be implemented in other development languages and environments using the same concepts.


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Website Localization, Website Translation, Internationalization, Multi-language website, Dynamic Website