C15: Government regulations
Abiding by government regulations
Governments often have documented standards or regulations for software applications which are marketed within their country or region.
Example: The Government of the People’s Republic of China introduced the GB18030 national standard that specifies the required character support that software must comply with. The initial version, known as the Chinese National Standard GB 18030-2000 was published in March 2000. An updated version (GB18030-2005) was published in November 2005. Only a portion of the standard is mandatory and officially required for all software products sold in China. IBM's strategy to support GB18030 is through Unicode.
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- A: User interface
- B: Writing for an international audience
- C: Respect for culture and conventions
- D: Product structure in a globalized environment
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- F: Coded character sets
- G: Introducing Asian ideographic scripts
- H: Languages with a bidirectional script
- I: The cursive Arabic script