Earliest Usenet uses via Google Groups:
- I18N: comp.sys.hp - 30 Nov 1989 by Rob Robason
- One possible solution is to use X/OPEN NLS (Internationalization, I18N for short) and provide american language messages for those who choose LANG=american, while the bigots can stick with the default C language.
- i18n: gnu.emacs - 9 Feb 1990 by Teruhiko Kurosaka - Sun Intercon
- 375 Glenn Widener Dec 21 33/1415 "Re: DRAFT- Minutes of i18n meeting"
— Hippietrail 11:05, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)