Cultural considerations

In software development, cultural formatting refers to the selection of culturally sensitive information such as a country's numeric format, monetary format, date and time formats, and calendar format. Such information varies from one region to another because of which the software application cannot mandate any cultural formats.

The following are the cultural considerations for globalization:

  • Date and time formatting
  • Currency and number formatting
  • Name and address formatting

The WebSphere Commerce Server run time infrastructure and tools framework provide an extensible and customizable set of globalized user interface (UI) functions. This allows programmers to implement a full-featured UI with a culturally sensitive look and feel.