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Editing for Internationalization & Localization

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In technical communication, internationalization (i18n) is the process of designing information so that it can be adapted to various languages and regions without difficulty. Localization (i10n) is the process of adapting internationalized information for a specific region or language by translating text and adding locale-specific components. Localization (which is potentially performed multiple times, for different locales) uses the infrastructure or flexibility provided by internationalization (which is ideally performed only once, or as an integral part of ongoing development). Globalization, not addressed in this unit, is shown as i11n.

In this unit, you'll do the following:

  1. Read Rude chapter 20 and take the quiz.
  2. Read these resources on internationalization and localization and take the quiz.
  3. There is no edit for this unit. You can request an edit, but it will not be related to internationalization or localization.

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