What is Internationalization

Software Internationalization: enabling the use of a technology with any language, script, and culture

Web Internationalization: not just single language/script/culture, but also mixed

Localization: actual configuration or adaptation of technology or content to a particular language and culture

I18N = I (18 characters) N = Internationali(s|z)atioN

Universal Access is one of the three goals of W3C

Internationalization is part of Universal Access (together with Web Accessibility, Device Independence,...)

Example: Translations