i18n vs. i18next
i18n stands for "internationalization," which is the process of designing and developing a software application or website in a way that allows it to be easily adapted for different languages and regions without requiring significant changes to the underlying code. This involves separating the user interface strings, date formats, currency symbols, and other locale-specific elements from the main codebase. Instead of hardcoding these elements, developers use placeholders that can be replaced with the appropriate values based on the user's language and location.
When using i18next, you generally integrate it into your codebase and configure it to handle various aspects of internationalization. It provides an API that allows you to load and switch between different translations, manage placeholders, and handle other localization-related tasks.