Join Dennis Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Testing your localization, part of Localization for Developers.
- Now that your principal localization efforts are completed…let's talk about testing your product…before you launch it in any new markets.…This testing process can be divided into two sections:…Locale Testing and Functional Testing.…The goals of Locale Testing are to make sure…that the localized strings and media files…are displaying correctly.…That the interface doesn't have any issues…with content run-over.…That the language itself is correct and appropriate.…
That the locale-specific settings are behaving properly.…And that the product itself isn't going to be…misinterpreted by the end user.…Ideally you'll want the language testing to be done…by someone with as many…of the following qualifications as you can:…You want someone who is native.…Now, do you really need a native?…I'm going to say yes, whenever you can.…The ideal tester should have years and years…of fluent day-to-day use of the language…in a wide variety of settings.…
A large part of what they're doing…is making sure that things feel normal.…Is the product consistent with what your foreign users…
- 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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