Guile provides internationalization22
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”.