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THE GLOBAL/LOCAL INTERNET

With this chapter, you now have a wide-angle view of the key issues in adapting a web site for the world and for a locale. There will always be a natural tension between internationalization and localization, a tug-of-war between global efficiency and local customization. As long as you don’t sacrifice one for the other, however, you’ll be well on your way to creating a successful, globalized web site. The following chapter delves into the most important, and most noticeable, component of localization: translation.


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