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Learn about Software Localization and Internationalization 
  • Start by reading the following books:
  • Developing International Software for Windows 95 & Windows NT by Nadine Kano.
    International Technical Communication by Nancy L. Hoft. 
    To get a good deal on the books above, click on their title.
  • Sign up for the Introduction to Localization class at the

  • Look at related Web pages, such as:
  • Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA)  
    Silicon Valley Localization Forum 

      Introduction to Software Localization (L10N) and Internationalization (I18N) 

      This page is a signpost. It shows you the many roads leading to knowledge of localization. Some of the roads are expensive, some are free. You just found a road that is FREE: a free course on localization given by Ricardo Erb of Erb Localization Seminars and Consulting at the Internet Free College (IFC).  

      Starting in June 1998, Ricardo Erb will teach a class at the IFC, on the subject of Software Localization and Internationalization: Introduction to Localization. To sign up for this course at IFC, click here: IFC Computer Department: Web localization course 

      Background of Ricardo Erb: 
    • Manager of Software Localization and Publications at MediaGate, Inc., San Jose, California
    • Former Manager of the Localization SIG, Silicon Valley chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC)
    • Former Editor of Global Talk, international newsletter of STC
    • Fluent in four languages (English, French, German and Hungarian)
    • Conducted numerous seminars on localization in Silicon Valley
    • Translated Electrical Engineering research papers for the U.S. Department of Energy (13 years)
    • Interpreted for NATO in Europe 
    • Wrote technical documentation and manuals for computer hardware and software companies in Silicon Valley (19 years)
    • Studied Translating and Foreign Policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California
    • Studied Modern Languages (French, German, and Russian), and Computer Sciences at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
    • Studied Electronics Technology at the Institute Electro-Radio, Paris, France