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The evolution of localization
This paper was first published in the Guide to Localization edited by Multilingual Computing and Technology (2003).
It is reproduced here with the kind permission of the author.
Bert Esselink has been active in multilingual publishing projects for over a decade. After graduating in technical translation in Maastricht and doing coursework in computational linguistics at the University of Amsterdam, he worked for several years as a localization specialist and consultant for various localization firms. Early 2000 he joined Lionbridge's consulting group to help architect the multilingual content management service. The second edition of his book, A Practical Guide to Localization, was published in September 2000 and is used widely throughout the localization industry.