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Translation vs Localization – What’s the Difference?

We’re here to break it down and establish a sense of clarity in the translation vs localization debate. There are two questions that anyone working in the translation and localization industry is guaranteed to be asked: “What is it you do, exactly?” and “Isn’t that just a fancy way of saying you translate?” Check out our info graph below and you’ll see they are very different. Yet the should be mutually exclusive. Any translation requires a strong localization strategy. So maybe the headline shouldn’t be translation vs localization after all, but instead, be translation and localization, the perfect marriage.

Translation vs Localization

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  • Really a nice infographic presentation, it clearly explains the difference of translation of localization. With the help of this information we can easily determine whether we need translation services or localization services

    • Hi Jack,
      Thanks for your comment!
      We’ve found that there’s quite a lot of confusion out there about the differences between translation and localization, and so thought we’d help with this infographic. Feel free to share!
      Thanks again, and keep reading!
      T for Translation