Definition - What does Internationalization (I18N) mean?
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
- Universal symbols
- Extra space for software applications to facilitate translation without skipped characters
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