Basic Localization Terms And Acronyms Explained

Learn about the localization industry and the various acronyms and terms we use.
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Understand what different ACRONYMS mean
Learn about the basic localization TERMS
Get an OVERVIEW of the localization industry
Find out if LOCALIZATION is for you


  • No previous experience needed. Our course is for absolute beginners.


Are you interested in localization? Do you see many weird acronyms like L10N or I18N but don't understand what they mean? In this free mini-course, you'll learn the basic terms and acronyms of the industry.

What you'll learn in this course:

  • What is CAT

  • What is TM

  • What is TMS

  • What is L10N

  • What is I18N

  • What is G11N

  • What is PM

  • What is DTP

  • What is LE

  • What is QA

  • What is MT

  • What is CMS

  • What is LSP

  • What is MLV


Do I need any prior knowledge to complete the course?

Nope, you don't need to have any experience with localization. I’ll explain everything you need to know from scratch using my (poor) drawing skills. All you need is a computer, a good Internet connection… and some good coffee helps too!

What is the course format?

You'll encounter structured video lessons to follow. This is a collection of the videos we created for Localization Academy. We also have a community platform on Discord where you can engage with other students and instructors.

I’m working or studying. Will I have time for this?

Absolutely. The course is fully self-paced, so you can take as much time as you need to get through the lessons. There's no expiration date on your access to the course.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in localization.


I teach to create a world without degrees and student loans
Andrej Zito
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 12 Reviews
  • 1,308 Students
  • 2 Courses

Hey there, I’m Andrej! I like to think, create and solve puzzles.

(Also, I'm trying to fix the education system)

I started my career in localization when I was 19 and learned pretty much everything on the job. And I believe you can do the same — we learn best by rolling up our sleeves and doing the job.

So what's the purpose of overpriced education and getting a degree? I don't know. I think it's time for a change. That's why I started Localization Academy in 2021.

I hope that by creating affordable and practical online courses, our students will discover their future careers in weeks, not years.

Here’s my promise: during your course, you’ll learn awesome skills. But we’ll also have loads of fun doing it. I’m not your typical stuffy-suit industry veteran. Plus I have a good mic (and the voice to go with it).

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