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Matthew Fuller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062749

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001

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Software Studies

Adrian Mackenzie

The MIT Press

This chapter begins with the brief discussion of a characteristic called the “otherness” side of software and broadly discusses the internationalization or i18n of the software industry across the globe. It states that through internationalization, the designing process of software can be localized to different regions and languages across the globe in a cost-effective manner and without software engineering changes. The chapter also examines how the contributions of software platforms like Microsoft, Ubuntu, Java, and others changed the architecture, development, and design phases of the software. The conclusion notes that security issues and other problem areas affect the universality of software.

Keywords:   internationalization, software design, software engineering, Microsoft, Ubuntu, Java

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