What is software localization (l10n)

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What is software localization (l10n)?

Software localization (l10n) is a process for adapting a software product to the linguistic, cultural and technical needs of the target market. This process is labor-intensive and often requires significant efforts from development teams.

During localization, some references to history or culture are replaced with an equivalent native reference, which ideally does not change the meaning of the statement. There are tools that can simplify the localization process.