Interested in internationalization or localization? For my latest article at Digital Web, I cover a few introductory topics on the subject. Internationalization (often shortened to i18n) is essentially the process of making the application or site available in any language. It's often the framework for localization (L10n). Localization is the process of making an application or site tailored to a specific locale.
The article is by no means exhaustive as entire sites can and are dedicated to i18n. The goal was to cover some key topics on how to handle the development of it and to hopefully get people thinking about it. i18n and L10n are often tacked on elements of a project as is evident by the ommission of such features in many frameworks.
Read Internationlization Primer over at Digital Web