What is the difference between translation and adaptation?
Thread poster: ryuusabakuryuu
Jan 11, 2013

also is adaptation a form of translation or personal interpretation?

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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More context needed. Jan 12, 2013

Before being able to suggest an answer, we would need to have more context and define what is meant by "adaptation".

For example, if a book is made into a film, that is considered an "adaptation". If a classic novel, for example by Dickens, is simplified into a format that is easier to read, say by children, foreigners or simply a more modern readership, then that too is an adaptation.
If a text in, for example, Castilian Spanish is altered to make it more appropriate for native speakers of a Latin American variant, such as Mexican Spanish, then that could be called an adaptation, although nowadays it's often termed "localisation"... so I think we really need more context before being able to make any reasonable suggestions.

Localisation (UK) / localization -> Adapting a product to meet the language, cultural and other requirements of a specific target market "locale".

[Edited at 2013-01-12 11:21 GMT]

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