Internationalization (also known as I18N) is the process of planning and implementing products and services so that they can easily be localized for specific languages and cultures. This process requires a combination of both international and technical expertise, and generally involves both deploying new systems and reengineering existing ones. Once the internationalized platform is in place, localizing product content in new languages, countries, or cultures should be significantly more cost efficient, timely and market effective.
Internationalization may include:
Internationalization, localization, translation, translation costs, information architecture, China, cultural differences, cultural influences, cultural values, culture and learning, e-learning, graphics, human factors, interculture, intercultural human factors
Jeff Huset created this page to provide a general definition of the STC BoK Comap node Internationalization.