I am just starting internationalization on a Java application, and am externalizing my Strings into property files. My question is: what is better, to store all the Strings in one large property file (making it easier to edit, and reduce duplicates) or to have a property file for each GUI Widow/Dialog etc. My concern with one large file is that there may be a performance hit?
The java internalization tutorial tells you some of the advantages of using several resource bundles instead of one:
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