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Globalization in ASP.NET MVC using Smart internationalization for ASP.NET

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The benefit of this approach is that you don't have to clutter controllers and other classes with code to look up values from .resx files. You simply surround text in [[[triple brackets.]]] (The delimiter is configurable.) An HttpModule looks for a translation in your .po file to replace the delimited text. If a translation is found, the HttpModule substitutes the translation. If no translation is found, it removes the triple brackets and renders the page with the original untranslated text.

.po files are a standard format for supplying translations for applications, so there are a number of applications available for editing them. It's easy to send a .po file to a non-technical user so that they can add translations.

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