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International Technologies
"International Technologies" encompasses a collection of Mac OS X technologies and resources developers can use to internationalize or localize their applications. Internationalization is the process of readying your software to handle different text systems and locale-specific features. Localization is the process of translating an application's text elements, and adjusting the user interface for a specific language or region.
International Support in Mac OS X
Mac OS X provides a comprehensive suite of services to help you internationalize and localize software. Mac OS X allows a single binary to contain localizations for multiple languages and regional dialects. Mac OS X also includes technology to handle text systems used around the world and utilities to manage locales, dates, and measurement systems in a consistent manner. Find out how to render text on Mac OS X.

International Market Strategy
Approximately one-half of all Macintosh computers are sold in countries other than the United States. By taking the time to internationalize your software, you will be poised to enter this growing international market. The Developer Connection Regional Information page provides details on Macintosh markets around the world.

News and Updates
WWDC 2004 Conference Session Descriptions Now Available
From basics to best practices, the in-depth technical sessions at WWDC provide the latest details about Mac OS X and Apple technologies. [Mar 29 2004]
Ninth Annual Apple Design Awards
Apple is accepting submissions for the Ninth Annual Apple Design Awards, which recognize excellence in Application Software, QuickTime Content, and new for 2004 -- Performance Demos. [Mar 29 2004]
ADC Reference Library
The new ADC Reference Library is a key developer support tool. It integrates the core ADC technical resources — Documentation, Technical Notes, Sample Code, Release Notes, and Technical Q&As — and adds a highly functional interface that supports filtering, sorting, and browsing. Learn more about how to use it. [Mar 17 2004]
Getting Started with Text & Fonts
This new document provides a guided introduction and learning path for developers new to Mac OS X text and fonts. [Mar 17 2004]
Getting Started with Internationalization
This new document provides a guided introduction and learning path to internationalizing software for Mac OS X. [Mar 17 2004]

Topics
Localization on Mac OS X
Tools and resources for localizing applications on Mac OS X. Includes AppleGlot 3, Monte SDK and Templates, and the updated versions of the Mac OS X glossaries in various languages, now including Second Tier European languages.
Text on Mac OS X
More details about international text support for both Carbon and Cocoa in Mac OS X.
Multilingual Text Engine (MLTE)
Resources for using the Multilingual Text Engine (MLTE) on Mac OS X. Includes sample code, Q&As, technical notes, and documentation.
Apple Type Services for Unicode Imaging (ATSUI)
Resources for using Apple Type Services for Unicode Imaging on Mac OS X. Includes sample code, Q&As, technical notes, and documentation.

Technical Resources
Text & Fonts Documentation
Internationalization is the process of readying software to handle different text systems and locale-specific features. Localization is the process of translating an application's text elements, and adjusting the user interface for a specific language or region. Mac OS X provides a suite of services to help developers internationalize and localize software, which are documented extensively.
Internationalization and Localization (PDF)
This article covers Mac OS X as an international platform, and discusses the ease of internationalizing a product through Mac OS X's built-in features. It also explains how under Mac OS X, developers can use a single binary and have support for multiple languages and regional dialects.
Text & Fonts Technical Notes
Highly technical discussions and tips for manipulating text on Mac OS X.
Text & Fonts Technical Q&As
Questions and answers about technical issues when dealing with text on Mac OS X.
Translation & Localization Services From Alpha US, Inc.
Alpha has specialized in the localization of software and video games for over 16 years. With offices in Cambridge, UK; Barcelona, Spain and Chicago, USA, Alpha has translators on staff and can handle any translation in 14 different languages. In conjunction with the Apple Developer Connection, Alpha US, Inc. is offering a 20% discount to ADC Premier members and a 15% discount to ADC Select members for the first project awarded.
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