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    Default What's the difference between "translation" and "localization"?

    Hi guys,
    Could anybody let me know what is the difference between "translation" and "localization"? Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: What's the difference between "translation" and "localization"?

    Hi santiagop,

    A translation is from one language to another (source and target languages being different).
    A localization is from one flavour to another (for the same target language as source and target).

    It's pretty tricky...

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    Default Re: What's the difference between "translation" and "localization"?

    Here is a great article that will help to understand Pick Writers - blog

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    Nice one barbyeary. Well condensed, and it covers pretty all of it.
    I also recommend the google online course:
    https://www.udacity.com/course/local...entials--ud610

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    Default Re: What's the difference between "translation" and "localization"?

    Thank you, barbyeary, for the article!

    I particulrly loved it's conclusion:

    "Translating services don’t exist simply to help you port content from one language to another. They also provide localization services that help you to ensure that your messaging works as well."

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    Default Re: What's the difference between "translation" and "localization"?

    Quote Originally Posted by barbyeary View Post
    Here is a great article that will help to understand Pick Writers - blog
    Nice article.
    I guess this pharase just answered people´s common doubt: "Just because people in two regions speak the same language, that doesn’t mean there are no language differences."

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