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== Purpose ==
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KDE address a world wide audience and is therefore fully localized. Localization means to adopt language, text layout, numerals as well as cultural aspects and regulatory compliance.
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== Examples ==
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== Guidelines ==
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* Provide bidirectional mode dependent to language (left-to-right vs. right-to-left).
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* Make sure your GUI displays correctly in languages written from right-to-left
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* Allow translation with [http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/manual/html_mono/gettext.html#Plural-forms| multiple plural forms].
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* Design GUI with enough room for long captions.
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* Respect system-wide locale settings (unit systems, date and time format, currencies etc.).
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* Take cultural comprehension of icons (Red Cross vs. Red Crescent) into account.
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* Do not localize standard [[KDE_Visual_Design_Group/HIG/Keyboard_Shortcuts|short-cuts]].
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* Be aware of intercultural (mis-)comprehension of acronyms.
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== Implementation ==
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[[Category:Usability]][[Category: Presentation]][[Category:Text]]
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