Modular, topic-based content with unique topic IDs allows concurrent authoring and localization of Ditamap content. This approach reduces localization costs as well as time to market. In addition to topic orientation and content reuse, these DITA features also reduce localization costs.
•All DITA topics are stored in Unicode.
•DITA provides the ability to specify the language setting on nearly every element in a DITA topic.
•The <translate> attribute allows you to indicate items ready for translation.