[thelist] feedback: internationalisation blog

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Thu Feb 15 08:19:32 CST 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Part of the current client work is a site addressing a Greek audience.

We haven't yet established whether this needs to be
*) In English
*) In Greek language with a Roman char set
*) In Greek language with a Greek char set.

(anyone have any knowledge of running Vignette in non-roman char

Another important issue is that the way you put across the tone of a site
may need to be completely different to address different cultures. That which
is politically correct in California may be illegal in Saudi Arabia (although I
understand that the attitude to public drinking is similar ;-) )

Internationalisation is *not* simply allowing UK subsidiaries to change 'color'


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Subject:  [thelist] feedback: internationalisation blog

Internationalisation: the first thing to get your head around when dealing
with international sites that have local versions, is character sets and
languages. They are seperate. One doesn't depend on the other. That should
clear up quite a bit of confusion.

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