Last post Feb 09, 2009 05:12 AM by TATWORTH
Jan 28, 2009 02:44 PM|hemchand|LINK
How Microsoft.com or orkut.com or other big sites handle localization task as they are having large number of files?
local resource asp:Localize culture
Feb 02, 2009 04:18 AM|Momo_Stev|LINK
See Globalization and localization.
Feb 02, 2009 07:47 AM|hemchand|LINK
Your answer is general answer. The link provides solution how to implement globalization & localization. I want it for big applications where huge numbers of pages are developed.
If we go for resource files then it will create mass resource files. So I was looking for another approach.
Feb 02, 2009 09:37 PM|Nai-Dong Jin - MSFT|LINK
It's hard to say how MSDN site or other big websites handle with the globalization feature, the architecture design of those system is always confidencial. So actually what we can do is just try to find a way to solve the problems you met right now.
Generally, you can use database storage / resource file to achieve the globalization and localization feature. As here's the Locaization queue, we are more likely to discuss on the later one. From your description, it seems that generating lots of resouce
file is the problem in your scenario. I think the resource file is the storage support of the localizaiton feature, we can't expect that localization works without those files. In a big site, we generally try to find those items which used frequently (or which
can be reused), for these items, we can regard them as global resource, others, for page level items, we can regard them as local resource. In this way, we can reduce the amount of the resource files.
As for other practice for localization than ASP.NET Locaization&Globalization feature, you may try other forums, blogs, articles so that you can get better help since here's the queue for ASP.NET localization techniques.
Feb 09, 2009 05:12 AM|TATWORTH|LINK
For information on Globalisation, look at
http://www.guysmithferrier.com/ and in particular at Guy Smith's book
ISBN 0321341384. The book is available online at Safari books at
Also his presentation