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The Language of Localization by Katherine Brown-Hoekstra

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Glossary of Standards Terms

Arle Lommel

Every industry follows particular standards and uses specific technologies and methodologies. The localization industry is no exception.

Standards bodies pull together experts from around the globe to ensure that their work represents current practices. The resulting standards encode best practices and help facilitate interoperability, information transfer, and process improvement.

The standards that are most integral to localization, including Internationalization Tag Set, interoperability, SRX, TMX, Unicode, and XLIFF, are described in detail in the main text and are not repeated here. This glossary highlights additional standards, technologies, and methodologies that are relevant to the localization industry. ...

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