T. Müldner, D. Benoit, and F. Wang (Canada)
internationalization, globalization, database, XML.
There is a growing interest in international collaboration,
and therefore a need for internationalized software that
can be localized to various languages. Traditionally,
systems to develop internationalized software use a
specific database to store translations, and either manual
or automatic translations of data. This paper describes
GIW, a generic system that can be used to create
internationalized websites. GIW is able to use any kind of
database management system and is also able to handle
both manual and automatic translations. These changes
can be made without any modification to the architecture
of the GIW system.