User documentation for the i18n library
The i18n library is intended to enable localisation of Eiffel programs.
We divide this task into two parts:
- Loading translated strings from a message catalog - or in our terminology, from a 'datasource'.
One can imagine various datasources, but currently the only supported one is a file.
- Formatting numbers, currency values and dates.
This information can be fetched directly from the operating system.