Native Language Support. MPE XL utilities and intrinsics that facilitate the development of applications for users in different countries. NLS includes such features as currency symbol handling and character translation.
National Language Support. NLS allows users to interact with the database in their native languages. It also allows applications to run in different linguistic and cultural environments. The term is somewhat obsolete because Oracle supports global users at one time.
Software Industry abbreviation for National Language System. General term refering to features, and libraries and related data supporting internationalization within an operating system or product. Example usage: "NLS Library".
national language support. The ability for a user to communicate with hardware and software products in a language of choice to obtain results that are culturally acceptable. See also multilingual support and national language version (NLV).
National Language Support. The Oracle architecture that ensures that database utilities, error messages, sort order, date, time, monetary, numeric, and calendar conventions automatically adapt to the native language and locale.
NLS, or the "oNLine System", was a revolutionary computer collaboration system designed by Douglas Engelbart and the researchers at the Augmentation Research Center (ARC) at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) during the 1960s. The NLS system was the first to employ the practical use of hypertext links, the mouse (co-invented by Engelbart and colleague Bill English), raster-scan video monitors, information organized by relevance, screen windowing, presentation programs, and other modern computing concepts.