What is Localization?

Localization, often abbreviated as L10n, is the process of adapting a product, application, or document to a specific locale or market. This involves translating the content of the product into the local language, as well as modifying other elements such as dates, times, numbers, currency, and images to match the conventions of the target locale. Localization goes beyond simple translation, and also involves taking into account cultural differences and the unique requirements of the target market. The goal of localization is to make a product feel as if it was specifically designed for a particular region or language, and to ensure that it is easily understood and used by people in that locale.