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What is localization (l10n) ?

25 octobre 2018

The former Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA) defined localization as "taking a product and making it linguistically and culturally appropriate to the target locale (country, region and language) where it will be used and sold". The localisation phase involves, among other things, the four issues LISA describes as linguistic, physical, business and cultural, and technical (...)

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What is globalisation ?

25 octobre 2018

Globalisation designs the product to minimise the extra work required for each localisation. Globalisation is especially important in mitigating extra work involved in the long-term cycle of localisation. Because localisation is a cycle and not a one-time project, there will always be new texts, updates, and projects to localise. For example, as the original website is updated over time, each of the localised websites already translated will also need to be updated. This cycle of work is (...)

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What is internationalisation (i18n) ?

25 octobre 2018

Internationalization is the process of preparing a software application or product to facilitate localization.
Internationalization addresses issues that may arise from things like translating from a right-to-left language to a left-to-right language, language expansion and different alphabets and currencies, among many other things. This process is done so that content can easily adapt to target (...)

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What is translation (t9n)?

2 May 2013

Translation is the process of communicating the meaning of a piece of content in another language. Translation is a diligent task and requires mastery in both source and target languages. The English language draws a terminological distinction (not all languages do) between translating (a written text) and interpreting (oral or sign-language communication between users of different languages); under this distinction, translation can begin only after the appearance of writing within a (...)

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