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A numeronym representation of internationalization as i followed by 18 more letters, followed by n.



i18n (uncountable)

  1. (software engineering) Abbreviation of internationalization.
    • 2002, David LeBlanc, Michael Howard, Writing Secure Code, Pearson Education, →ISBN, page 440:
      Don't convert between Unicode and other code pages/character sets. If you follow these two rules, you'll run into few I18N-related security issues; in fact, you can jump to the next chapter if these two rules hold true for your application!
    • 2008, Philipp Weitershausen, Web Component Development with Zope 3, Springer Science & Business Media, →ISBN, page 145:
      After our tour through the translation components we can now make our Python code “i18n-aware”. A typical task is identifying all the places where a (Unicode) string needs to be turned into an i18n message or where the appropriate TAL []
    • 2015, Chandermani, AngularJS by Example, Packt Publishing Ltd, →ISBN, page 389:
      AngularJS comes with support for I18n and L10n for date, number, and currency. No surprises here!

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling i18n is preferred to I18N and I18n as the uppercase I (pronounced “eye”) is indistinguishable from a lowercase l (pronounced “el”) in many sans serif fonts.

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