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I18n & L10n Mailing Lists

Localization Lab Discussion Forum: Discussion Forum for all Localization Lab stakeholders including developers, volunteer contributors & partner organizations.
Linguine Mailing List: Mailing list for developers of open source technologies focused on digital security and circumvention.

Quick Tips

Mozilla Localization Best Practices

12 Commandments Of Software Localization - TLDR: Don't concatenate strings! (and more)

WC3 I18n Quick Tips

Best Practices for XML I18n

General Guides

Localization 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Software Localization

The Simple Guide to Localization and Internationalization Testing

Internationalization Getting Started

Microsoft Globalization Documentation

WC3 Internationalization Website


Unicode Consortium Common Locale Data Repository
Language Matching: "Language Matching data is used to match the user’s desired language/locales against an application’s supported languages/locales."
Language Plural Rules
Language Support Levels

Language Codes and Locales

Language Endonyms - Language names in their own language

Why does choosing the appropriate language codes and locales matter within the translation tool?

  • Glossaries and Translation Memory are only shared across the same language code and locale.
Ex: hi (Hindi) and hi_IN (Hindi (India) will not share a glossary or translation memory.

Language Support by Platform


Language / Locale Preferences & Resolution

Language & Locale Resolution in Android 7.0+

Google Play Store

Character Limitations

  • Title: 50 characters
  • Short Description: 80 characters
  • Long Description: 4000 characters


How to create a multi-lingual automated email

Building Tech for Diversity and Inclusion - The Bachchao Project

Language-Specific Resources

Bidirectional and RTL Languages

Bidirectionality -

Tips for mirroring display and icons for RTL languages.

Firefox OS in Arabic
Building RTL-Aware Web Apps & Websites: Part 1
Building RTL-Aware Web Apps & Websites: Part 2
Web Design For Right-to-Left Languages: the Basics
RTL CSS: Flipping the Web


Zawgyi vs. Unicode - Context and suggestions for making tools available for non-Unicode Burmese fonts.