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Introduction to localization
According to Wikipedia, "Localization is the process of adapting software for a specific region or language by adding locale-specific components and translating text", and that is exactly what we'll look into in the next couple of chapters. Offering your website in other languages than the default one can be a big job, but fortunately, ASP.NET makes the process a lot easier.
There are quite a few concepts that you need to know about, right from the CultureInfo class to the concepts of local and global resources, as well as implicit and explicit localization. In the next couple of chapters, we will look into all of that, but first, let's see it in action, in our very own "Hello, localized world!" example.