FlowDirection in WPF/Silverlight

A colleague of mine illustrated how easy a majority of our work would be in switching our Silverlight application to a bidirectional context layout flow (RTL, rather than LTR). Path seems to flip X coordinate space automatically based on FlowDirection. at least in WPF 3.5. (I didn’t have SL4 handy.) There’s no reason I know…


before and after layout flow

A recurring concept in the i18n community is the layout flow of all visual widgets.  For example, a magnitude bar may grow from the left to the right while in the en-us locale, but in the ar-su locale the bar would grow from the right to the left.  It becomes convenient to speak in terms of…


translations in Analysis Services cubes

Technorati Tags: internationalization,i18n,globalization,g11n,localization,L10n I had a very informative meeting with my teammate to discuss translations in Analysis Services cubes: In SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio click File -> Open -> Analysis Services Database… Enter the name of the name of the Server and the Database: Double Click on the Cube in the Solution Explorer:…


Arabic? English? Both? Neither?

i’m the david of which Michael Kaplan speaks in “Arabic? English? Both? Neither?”  The conversation is really very interesting and i don’t think that it’s over.  In the product for which my team is responsible, we need to detect the user selected locale preferences and set the flow of our client display wigets.  My team will also need…


fully entering the i18n discourse community with bidirectional text

  Punch line:   Because Microsoft understands the available market in Hebrew and Arabic locales, i have been working in the realm of Bidirectional Text.  More accurately my head is dizzy with words like abecedary, abjads, diacritics, abugidas, concepts like logical order vs. display order, the fact that languages can be written in both directions…