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6.26 Support for Internationalization

Guile provides internationalization21 support for Scheme programs in two ways. First, procedures to manipulate text and data in a way that conforms to particular cultural conventions (i.e., in a “locale-dependent” way) are provided in the (ice-9 i18n). Second, Guile allows the use of GNU gettext to translate program message strings.



For concision and style, programmers often like to refer to internationalization as “i18n”.