Today, there is virtually no area in our private and professional sphere in which no software is used. On conventional PCs, software can be found in the form of an operating system on the basis of which application software is installed—from office applications to multimedia applications to video games. Software can also be found on omnipresent mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and on the Internet in the form of web applications. Additionally, many other devices and machines also contain software: household appliances, cars, industrial production systems, etc.
To increase the user-friendliness and the user experience, such software is often needed in a variety of languages apart from the language in which it was originally developed. This is where software localization comes in, a subject area that is becoming increasingly important.