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Developing International Applications for Microsoft Windows CE 3.0-based Devices

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Microsoft Corporation

Updated June 2000

Summary:This article describes the techniques that Microsoft uses and the tools that the Windows CE operating system provides to produce international software. (20 printed pages)


Internationalization vs. Localization
Language Families
Market-Specific Software Development
Comparing Windows CE with the Desktop Versions of Windows
Sample Internationalized and Localized Application
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Many people and corporations approach the international market for their software cautiously, thinking that developing software for markets other than their home market is expensive and difficult. However, if you are developing for Windows CE, you do not need to invest a lot of resources to get into international markets. You just need to use the Windows CE tools at the right times in the development cycle to make the process of constructing localized software easy and inexpensive. Windows CE provides the following tools: