The word i18n is shorthand for internationalization. I deal with i18n issues every day at work, so I like to make sure that the programs I write work properly in this regard.

Sam Ruby’s i18n Survival Guide uses a very nice test string:


some i18n test cases using Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn

(If I attempt to create a new article called “Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn” by typing its URL directly into my browser, then Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn doesn’t display correctly. But if I use one of the above wiki links, then it does. Huh.)

other test cases

[ article last updated 2005-04-20 12:58:57 by cobra libre ]