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Translation versus localization

Posted 16 January 2011 by
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Highbrow Hare

A literal translation of text written in one language to another language does not necessarily convey the full meaning to someone reading the translated text. Localizing text, rather than simply translating text, can more fully convey all the meaning and nuance of the original. The Seattle Opera Company did some localizing of the Italian text into American English in the current production of the Barber of Seville. Seeing one of their examples conveys what localizing really means.

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