Microsoft releases OSS JQuery Globalisation plugin

By   |  June 16, 2010

Making good on earlier promises to contribute code to the open source JQuery JavaScript library, Microsoft has released a new globalisation plugin as open source software.

The plugin, available from Github, includes globalisation information for more than 350 cultures, Scott Guthrie, a corporate vice president in Microsoft’s Developer Division, said in a blog post.

Using the library developers can parse and format numbers, currencies and date for a range of different cultures when using JavaScript. This would include displaying the correct currency symbol, re-formatting dates to be in line with local custom and translating dates into local languages.

Guthrie has also posted a number of examples of the new plugin in action on his blog.

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One Response to “Microsoft releases OSS JQuery Globalisation plugin”

  1. Wdan
    June 28th, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

    There is so much to blog about in the world free and open source software that I wouldn’t mind if there were no future stories featuring Microsoft. Compliance with a license is not really breaking news:

    http://jquery.org/license

    I’ll bet Tunisia and many other regions are doing cools stuff with Moodle, Kolab or Lenya.

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