Join Dennis Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Starting with pseudolocalization, part of Localization for Developers.
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- The end of the internationalization process comes…once you've gotten everything that might need to…be translated or modified out of your code,…and you've built in any new systems to make your…code more flexible to support new settings.…The very last step in internationalization…is what's known as pseudo-localization.…Before you work with any translators…you can create a localization file that replaces…all of your content with placeholder text and media,…to make sure that your system is correctly pulling…that information into your application,…there are a number of benefits to this.…
A blank or nearly blank pseudo-localization…you can test string replacement.…If all of your strings are replaced to contain…a specific character you'll be able to see pretty quickly…if any of your on screen text still needs to be pulled…into your localization management system.…This helps you track down any…last strings you may have missed,…and make sure they have been…properly pulled out of the code.…By using very long strings you can test…
- 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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