Scanlation

Scanlation (also scanslation) is the fan-made scanning, translation, and editing of comics from a language into another language. Scanlation is done as an amateur work and is nearly always done without express permission from the copyright holder. The word "scanlation" is a portmanteau of the words scan and translation. The term is mainly used for Japanese manga, although it also exists for other languages. For example, Korean Manhwa and Chinese Manhua, but on a lesser scale. Scanlations may be viewed at websites or as sets of image files downloaded via the Internet.