First of a two-part series on globalizing your Notes/Domino applications...

Globalizing Lotus Notes applications is a challenge for a lot of customers. The code and translatable strings of Lotus Notes applications are combined by their nature. Developers usually develop a Lotus Notes application in one language and impose the translation directly on the strings using the Lotus Domino Designer client. As a result, hundreds of design elements need to be modified, language by language, whenever an application is changed or upgraded. Handling changes, managing version control, upgrading designs, and fixing problems all require a tremendous amount of effort.

This article is the first in a two-part series on globalization.

Part 1, "Helping customers globalize their IBM Lotus Notes applications," covers these topics:

  • The globalization process for Lotus Notes applications
  • The new features in version 8.5 of Lotus Domino Global Workbench that use properties files for application globalization
  • Experiences with globalizing Lotus Notes applications and upgrading multiple language applications
Link: developerWorks Lotus: Helping customers globalize their IBM Lotus Notes applications >

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