What is the difference between Internationalization, Localization and Translation? - Into23


What is the difference between Internationalization, Localization and Translation?

Internationalization is the process or strategy of ensuring that your content – whether is software, Apps, website, documentation, marketing materials or any other type of content – is optimized for translation and localization. These include:

Localization is the process of making your content – of any type – ready for a particular market. Translation is part of the localization process but there are other important activities. It can include the following:

In short, internationalization ensures your content can easily be adapted for other markets, translation changes the text into another language, localization ensures the translated content is market-ready.

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