Internationalization and Localization in Java
Internationalization is also abbreviated as I18N because there are total 18 characters between the first letter 'I' and the last letter 'N'.
Internationalization is a mechanism to create such an application that can be adapted to different languages and regions.
Internationalization is one of the powerful concept of java if you are developing an application and want to display messages, currencies, date, time etc. according to the specific region or language.
Localization is also abbreviated as I10N because there are total 10 characters between the first letter 'L' and last letter 'N'. Localization is the mechanism to create such an application that can be adapted to a specific language and region by adding locale-specific text and component.
Understanding the culturally dependent data before starting internationalization
Before starting the internationalization, Let's first understand what are the informations that differ from one region to another. There is the list of culturally dependent data:
Importance of Locale class in Internationalization
An object of Locale class represents a geographical or cultural region. This object can be used to get the locale specific information such as country name, language, variant etc.
Fields of Locale class
There are fields of Locale class:
Constructors of Locale class
There are three constructors of Locale class.They are as follows:
Commonly used methods of Locale class
There are given commonly used methods of Locale class.
Example of Local class that prints the informations of the default locale
In this example, we are displaying the informations of the default locale. If you want to get the informations about any specific locale, comment the first line statement and uncomment the second line statement in the main method.
Output:United States English English (United States) USA eng en US
Example of Local class that prints english in different languages
In this example, we are displaying english language in different language. Let's see how english is written in french and spanish languages.
Example of Local class that print display language of many locales
Output:en_US: English es_ES: espa?ol it_IT: italiano