Join Dennis Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing your locale in OS X, part of Localization for Developers.
- Local testing in OS X is actually very easy to setup.…To do this we're going to need to change our…primary display language, our region settings,…and we're probably going to need to add…new keyboards to our input sources.…I'm here in the System Preferences panel,…and just a quick note if you're following along…in an older version of OS X,…keep in mind that all of these same options exist,…however they might be in a slightly different location.…In the Language & Region panel,…the very first place we're going to go…is to the preferred languages list.…
I'm going to choose to add a language.…This menu that loads gives you an option…of all of the supported languages in OS X.…I'm going to choose Arabic, and add that to my list.…Immediately the system is going to ask me…if I would like to use Arabic as my primary language.…The primary language is the language that all system…interfaces and applications will try to use by preference.…If that language isn't available, however,…it will go down the list until it can…
- Timing internationalization and localization efforts
- Researching localization targets
- Evaluating and localizing text
- Internationalizing media
- Converting to Unicode
- Supporting right-to-left languages
- Working with translators
- Testing your localization
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introducing Internationalization and Localization
2. Internationalizing Content
Internationalizing media9m 25s
3. Internationalizing a GUI
4. Managing Localization
5. Modifying Your Quality-Assurance Strategy
Next steps2m 43s
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