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localisation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  localisation 
  n  :  a  determination  of  the  location  of  something  "he  got  a  good 
  fix  on  the  target"  [syn:  {localization},  {location},  {locating}, 
  {fix}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  localisation 
 
    (l10n)  Adapting  a  product  to  meet  the  language, 
  cultural  and  other  requirements  of  a  specific  target  market 
  "{locale}". 
 
  Localisation  includes  the  translation  of  the  {user  interface}, 
  {on-line  help}  and  {documentation},  and  ensuring  the  images 
  and  concepts  are  culturally  appropriate  and  sensitive.  There 
  may  be  subtle  cross-cultural  considerations,  e.g.  do  the  icons 
  make  sense  in  other  parts  of  the  world? 
 
  {Internationalisation}  is  the  process  that  occurs  during 
  application  development  that  makes  localisation  easier  by 
  separating  the  details  that  differ  between  locales  from  the 
  rest  of  the  program  that  stays  the  same  If 
  internationalisation  is  thorough,  localisation  will  require  no 
  programming. 
 
  The  abbreviation  l10n  means  "L  -  10  letters  -  N". 
 
  (1999-06-09) 
 
 




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