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Thread poster: eva75

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Aug 27, 2006

Can someone please explain to me, in layperson's terms, what exactly localisation is?

I think it's the translation of websites, like xml and html and all that stuff, but I'm not sure.

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gianfranco  Identity Verified
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Starting point Aug 27, 2006

Hi Eva75,

you could start from Wikipedia
where the subject is explained in very clear terms, then you could explore the several resources listed at the bottom of the Wikipedia article and browse this very forum, where the topic has been discussed a few times.


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ciovo  Identity Verified
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Localization Aug 27, 2006

localization — the process of adapting software for use by users of different languages or in different geographic regions. For purposes of this document, localisation has to do with the language and script of users, and is distinct from script enabling, which has to do with the script in which language data is written. The localisation process may include such modifications as translating user-interface text, translating help files and documentation, changing icons, modifying the visual design of dialog boxes, etc. Sometimes abbreviated “L10N”.

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