Definition - What does Internationalization (I18N) mean?
I18N is a process of integrating specific cultural and local features into a product or service. It indicates the internationalization of computer software.
18n is a numeronym. The i and n stand for the first i and last n in the word "internationalization," and the number 18 is the number of letters between the i and n. This term is also known as localization enablement. It is also written in lower case as i18n.
Techopedia explains Internationalization (I18N)
Internationalization processes include:
Extra components, such as keyboard keys to facilitate languages with large alphabets
Support for software and Internet product languages and character groups, or Unicode.
Inexpensive tools for translating text or text labels into graphic images
Extra space for software applications to facilitate translation without skipped characters