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Category Archives: Programming
The irony is that Apple who created the smartphone with the greatest DPI ever, is unable to add high DPI support for their iTunes application. Here is how the latest iTunes 10 application under Windows 7 on a computer that … Continue reading
My 3 years experience with Perforce was not one of the best ones and I decided to share some things that you may not know about Perforce, ones that you are not going to find in any marketing document.
If you are one of the less lucky ones that do have to use OS X instead of Linux for installing a Hudson CI you could follow this guide because most of other resources I found were incomplete or obsolete, … Continue reading
I was surprised to discover that creating Unicode UI elements in the resource editor of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (SP1) does work, BUT when you compile your application they will fail to display well.
Choosing the right language for web applications is not quite an easy task. There are many source of information and you have to figure a good algorithm for making the best decision. As I didn’t found yet the “right” implementation … Continue reading
Clearly adding images for representing languages is not the most important internationalization issue someone can make. In fact I added #1 because this is the first internationalization mistake I decided to blog about and I want to document many more … Continue reading
Over the time I’ve found that there are misunderstandings between the concept of the keyboard shortcuts and mnemonics. I will try to clarify this problem because the differences are important specially from the point of view of software localization.
If you want to minimize the number of bugs reported for your web application you should know that codepages are domain of the past. If you want to create multi-language web content all you have to remember is that you … Continue reading
When I’m talking about keyboard shortcuts to things like Ctrl-S or even one key shortcuts like ‘A’ (used to Archive an email on Gmail). On the other side the mnemonics, known as hotkeys or the underlined letters in menus or … Continue reading
On Windows, keyboard events are reporting scan codes, virtual key codes and characters. If you want to deal with keyboard shortcuts and be able to use them in an international context you have to use the virtual key codes.