Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

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multilingual application:  A computer program that allows the user to mix multiple languages and character sets is said to be multilingual such as a word processor that allows side-by-side columns of English and Japanese, or even mixture of Latin characters within a longer Japanese text.  Multilingualization is more complex than internationalization, which limits the program to one local language at a time.  TNTmips offers multilingual support, paticularly with annotation tools for map and poster layout which allow mixing fonts of different character sets.  Thus for example, it is possible to create a map that has both Thai and English annotations.