Internationalizing a web site is the process of creating a site that is capable of displaying content in different languages. Oracle ATG Web Commerce internationalization is based on Java internationalization standards. You can design an Oracle ATG Web Commerce web site for a single locale or for multiple locales. In your translated web pages, you can vary the display of data such as dates and currencies according to locale-specific formatting rules.

Internationalizing an application and localizing it are different activities:

For example, an internationalized site is one that has its text messages separated into easily accessible resource files rather than included in the source code; that same site can then be localized easily by translating the text messages into French, for example. You do not have to localize your Oracle ATG Web Commerce application to create a web site in another language.

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This chapter includes the following topics:

Before reading this chapter, you should be familiar with Java internationalization standards. For more information, refer to the JavaSoft Internationalization Specification at