Java@Work | Parlez-Vous Java? (Web Techniques, Sep 2000)
Nothing has made the world smaller than the Web. Today more than ever, you're likely to develop programs that will serve people in countries around the world. However, Esperanto notwithstanding, there's no international language, and some percentage of your users won't be native English speakers. In fact, many may not speak or read English at all. To make sure these visitors can use your programs with ease, you need to take internationalization issues into account.