Launching a global application?
To expand your business to new regions and languages, your products need to work correctly for all locales: format and read dates, times, and numbers; sort lists of data; highlight text; process input (e.g., Cyrillic, Arabic, Japanese); and more.
Fortunately you don't have to start from scratch. You can use the same Internationalization (i18n) tools that power Google's products with these open source libraries and APIs.
Handling dates, times, currencies, and more
Common Data Local Repository (CLDR) provides the most extensive available set of key building blocks for the world's languages.
Phone number library
Google's library powers Android and more. Optimized for smart phones, Android's framework has included the Java version since 4.0.
International Components for Unicode (ICU)
These mature, open source, public C/C++ and Java libraries are widely used, supporting Unicode and globalization.
Closure tools for translation
Google's Closure templates aid translation by extracting UI messages and inserting translated strings back into the UI.
Closure tools for bidirectional text
BiDi text handling is essential when you localize your application in right-to-left (RTL) languages including Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Urdu.
Resources for multi-regional and multilingual websites
Webmaster resources help you manage multiple regional and language versions of your website.
Generate a pseudotranslation of an application to quickly find potential localization problems.
CSS Mirroring for RTL layouts
CSSJanus flips Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) between left-to-right right-to-left orientations.
With robust multi-lingual web font support, Google Fonts are quick and easy for everyone including professional web designers and developers.
Chrome Web Store App i18n
Tips and steps to follow when you internationalize and localize an app for the Chrome Web Store.
How AutoDesk tripled its user base by getting localization right, on TNW.
Go global with Google
Our tips for your marketing on expanding your business worldwide.
Tools for internationalization and localization, presented by Google Product Managers.
Your words & language, anywhere
Tools for entering text, transliteration, on-screen keyboards, and handwriting input.