Northern Virginia Software Symposium
April 27 - 29, 2007 - Reston, VA
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Internationalization and Localization in Java
Internationalization and Localization in Java is easy, right? Everyone knows you just store your strings in some resource bundles, set the locale, wave your hands a little bit, and your application is good-to-go. Right? Maybe not... Java provides some great utilities to get started, but leaves you needing more when it comes to things like screen layout, cultural sensitivities, semantic differences in translation, use of color and iconography, and other issues.
This presenter spent 9 years developing applications for the U.S. State Department that have been deployed in dozens of countries and languages. While some aspects of internationalization and localization are trivial, there are plenty of issues that are not. If you have an application that you expect to localize into other locales, there will be information here that is invaluable to you. This talk is entertaining for the war-stories alone! No other no-fluff presentation will feature pictures of the presenter waiting in line behind a herd of sheep to cross a pontoon bridge into Bosnia.
About David Bock
David Bock is a Principal Consultant at CodeSherpas, a company he founded in 2007. Mr. Bock is also the President of the Northern Virginia Java Users Group, the Editor of O'Reilly's OnJava.com website, and a frequent speaker on technology in venues such as the No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposiums.
In January 2006, Mr. Bock was honored by being awarded the title of Java Champion by a panel of esteemed leaders in the Java Community in a program sponsored by Sun. There are approximately 100 active Java Champions worldwide.
In addition to his public speaking and training activities, Mr. Bock actively consults as a software engineer, project manager, and team mentor for commercial and government clients.More About David »