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Translation and Localization

Translation and localization are closely related terms that are often confused. 

Translation is the process of converting textual content from one language to another, with the aim of making such content available to foreign language speakers. 

Localization goes a step further and focuses on transforming a product or textual content into an experience for local users, allowing them to perceive the product or content as if it was developed or authored by their local community members. This process takes into account all kinds of cultural aspects such as units for measurements and weights, sorting criteria, tax regulations, geographical locations, etc.