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One of the outstanding things about Java is that it facilitates building internationalized programs, programs that work in various languages and regions. Java has used Unicode as its internal character set since version 1.0. In Java 1.1 another important feature was introduced - an internationalization API. Although the Java Internationalization API generally provides well-designed, object-oriented ways to internationalize an application, it may be a misnomer to call it an API because it's not a single class or package. Rather it's a set of loosely related classes scattered throughout several different packages. The many features and the relationships between them can be overwhelming, especially when you're trying to do something relatively straightforward and standard. This complexity can be tamed by using the Façade pattern. This pattern suggests that you create... (more)