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In computing, internationalization and localization (also spelled internationalisation and localisation, see spelling differences) are means of adapting computer software to different languages, regional differences and technical requirements of a target market. Internationalization is the process of designing a software application so that it can be adapted to various languages and regions without engineering changes. Localization is the process of adapting internationalized software for a specific region or language by adding locale-specific components and translating text. The terms are frequently abbreviated to the numeronyms i18n (where 18 stands for the number of letters between the first i and last n in internationalization, a usage coined at DEC in the 1970s or 80s) and L10n respectively, due to the length of the words. The capital L in L10n helps to distinguish it from the lowercase i in i18n. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Internationalization and localization)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'i18n': 1 (0.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'i18n' across all Ariadne articles: 10
  • Average number of references to 'i18n' per Ariadne article: 10.00
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'i18n': 1997-05
  • Trending factor of 'i18n': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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  1. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Internationalisation and the Web

Jon Knight looks at how the Web is currently undergoing the sometimes painful internationalization process required if it is to live up to its name of the World Wide Web.

May 1997, issue9, tooled up

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