Scripts and languages

Globalization of software is all about designing systems and applications that are culturally correct and easy to use no matter where in the world they are being used. A big part of this is being able to handle data from a wide variety of scripts and languages. While the handling of Latin based languages such as English, French, Spanish and German is quite straightforward, the non-Latin based ones can be much more challenging. The topics below are designed to provide some basic information on the handling of the bidirectional languages including Arabic and Hebrew, East Asian languages such as Japanese and Chinese and the many languages and scripts used in India.