Category Archive for: Localization

Namespace System.Globalization

The Sys tern. Globali zation namespace holds all culture and region classes to support different date formats, different number formats, and even different calendars that are represented in classes such as GregorianCalendar, HebrewCalendar, JapaneseCalendar, and so on. By using these classes, you can display different representations depending on the user’s locale This section looks at the following issues…

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NASA’s Mars Climate Orbiter was lost on September 23,1999, at a cost of $125million, because one engineering team used metric units, while another one used inches for a key spacecraft operation. When writing applications for international distribution, different cultures and regions must be kept in mind. Different cultures have diverging calendars and use different number and date formats.…

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