What is the difference between subtitles and captions? Are they both the same?

No, subtitles and captions are different. They are not the same. Both are texts which are displayed on the video screen but are distinct and the usage has a difference. Captions are always present in the language of the medium, and they are not translated. These are used for people who have listening impairment. Whereas, subtitles are texts which are translated for people who do not understand or speak the language of the video.

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Rishi is a Language enthusiast and Founder and CEO of Linguidoor Translation and Localization Services based in Berlin, Germany. He is passionate about the Localization Industry, and he has a keen interest in sharing Insights, News, and development to create awareness, educate, and inspire.


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