Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
What is Localization?

Localization (L 10 N) is that process whereby an object (computer program, multimedia presentation, document, etc.) is not only translated, but also adapted to another culture. Such things as date formats, Metric/English measures, comma/decimal conventions etc. are considered in addition to the normal language issues. The idea is to make the product/service seem as though it originated in the target culture.