As part of the W3C Internationalization Activity's mission to help make the internationalization aspects of W3C technology better understood and more widely and consistently used, this document provides an introduction for people new to Web site internationalization (see translations of this page).

Whether you are an executive or manager just beginning to investigate the benefits of Web internationalization, a Web designer creating your first internationalized site or a developer tasked with building such a site, this information will get you started and point you to other useful resources.


Management View

  • Why internationalization?
  • Key Concepts
  • Business Benefits
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Design View

  • Content considerations
  • Image considerations
  • Page layout
  • Checklist of language & cultural issues

Development View

  • Language information
  • Character sets and encoding
  • Testing issues