6.25 Support for Internationalization

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”.