What is globalization?

The process of implementing features and facilities that simplify localization.
Localization (l10n)
Adapting systems to the language, culture, and expectations of a specific locale.
A specific combination of language, location, standards, customs and culture.
Multilingual systems
Allow multiple languages to be used in the same program.
Internationalization (i18n)
Another word for globalization. It sometimes is taken to mean both globalization and localization.

Globalization is often confused with localization. When a product is localized, it is changed to work for one or more specific locales. Globalization is the task of enabling products to be localized for any locale.