Re: What is the difference between i18n and l10n?

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Jul 21 2000 - 13:38:25 EDT

Leon Spencer wrote:
> What is the difference between internationalization and localization?

i18n is the process of ensuring that software can be localized. L10n
is the process of actually doing so. Software may be internationalized
while supporting only English; in that case, it will be easy to add
Spanish, Portuguese, .... Klingon at a later date.


Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)

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