Localization is the process of adapting a product or service to a particular language, culture, and desired local "look-and-feel
Translation is the process of replacing strings in an application or website to make interfacing with the application or website easier for people from countries with different languages.
"Localization it s easier to translation text than images"
from question "What are the advantages of using an imageless button?"
"Is the best solution to add a new column called engmaterial and add the english translation there or is it possible to solve this in a better way with localization in .net"
from question "Localize existing table with unique id"
"This is where i learned that localization is a lot more than translation"
from question "Where can I find a good introduction to locales"
"I d have one project team responsible for localization which may well involve more than just translation - different countries have different legal requirements currencies payment providers etc. and one team for improving the code base"
from question "Best way to translate legacy software into multiple languages?"