Architectural specification : Architectural Specification: Base : DITA processing : Translation and localization
   
Translation and localization
 
The @xml:lang attribute
The dir attribute
DITA has features that facilitate preparing content for translation and working with multilingual content, including the @xml:lang attribute, the @dir attribute, and the @translate attribute. In addition, the <index-sort-as> element provides support for index sorting in languages in which the index sort order must be modified by the author or translator.