i18n (Internationalisation)

Internationalisation (sometimes shortened to “I18N, meaning “I – eighteen letters -N”) is the process of planning and implementing products and services so that they can easily be adapted to specific local languages and cultures, a process called localization. The numbers refer to the number of letters in the words (because it’s easier to type). In the context of websites/apps, I18n covers translating and things like changing date formats, e.g. translating Cardiff Bus information into Welsh.