Join Dennis Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Internationalizing media, part of Localization for Developers.
- Let's talk about internationalizing media.…As we've already discussed, internationalization…is meant to provide your product with flexibility,…and that flexibility includes media as well as text.…Even if you're at a company with hundreds of employees,…and a dedicated graphics department,…you need to plan ahead so that you can effectively…manage situations where media…will need to be localized as well.…Let's talk about a few situations where this might come up,…and a few strategies that can help you prepare.…
Firstly, be prepared to un-localize your content.…Your product might be full of cultural…references that you aren't seeing,…things that may exist where you live,…but don't mean much outside of your country.…If you were the developer of some educational software…that uses a traditional yellow school bus…in its splash page as it's loading,…you'll run into the problem that yellow school busses…aren't very common outside of the United States and Canada.…If you were localizing for European markets,…they might recognize the yellow school bus,…
- 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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