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Localization Essentials

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Localization is about tailoring a product for users around the world, adapting a product to a particular language, culture and market. Learn the essentials of localization from experts at Google.

Localization is about tailoring a product for users around the world, adapting a product to a particular language, culture and market. Learn the essentials of localization from experts at Google.

Last Updated March 7, 2022

Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Key Concepts

In this lesson, we’ll talk about the history of localization broadly and at Google. We’ll explore the power of localization and cover key concepts and definitions you’ll need throughout the course.

Lesson 2

Content Types

In lesson two, we’ll see what localization looks like in practice and how professionals approach localizing different content types, from Online Help documents to actual user interfaces.

Lesson 3

Profiles & Skills

In lesson three, you’ll meet some of the localization professionals at Google. You’ll learn about their different roles and profiles and about the skills required for each of those roles and more.

Lesson 4

Processes

In lesson four, we’ll focus on the series of steps involved in localization project preparation, execution, testing and launch.

Lesson 5

Tools

Localization is not possible without the help of technology. In this lesson we’ll learn about the different types of tools involved at every stage of the localization project.

Lesson 6

Glossary & Resources

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Christina Hayek

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Svein Hermansen

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