As a term, Globalization can be used in several different ways. But here in the translation industry, it has manifested itself as the overall function of translating and “localizing” software and websites. In this capacity, software and web sites are enabled to accommodate non-English speaking readers. This particular version of Globalization is generally employed by sales and marketing departments as they target themselves towards taking their products global in international markets
Note: G11n is often used as an abbreviation for globalization, where “11″ indicates the number of letters between the “g” and the “n”.
LISA, The Localization Industry Standards Association, now defunct, defined Globalization as follows: