October 26, 2009

Explain Localization Testing with examples.

Localization is the process of changing or modifying an application to a particular culture or locale. This includes change in user interface, graphical designs or even the initial settings according to their culture and requirements.

In terms of Localization Testing it verifies how correctly the application is changed or modified into that target culture and language.

In case of translation required of the application on that local language, testing should be done on each field to check the correct translation. Other formats like date conversion, hardware and software usage like operating system should also be considered in localization testing.

Examples for Localization Testing are,
· In Islamic Banking all the transactions and product features are based on Shariah Law, some important points to be noted in Islamic Banking are,
1.In Islamic Banking, the bank shares the profit and loss with the customer.
2.In Islamic Banking, the bank cannot charge interest on the customer; instead they charge a nominal fee which is termed as “Profit”.
3.In Islamic Banking, the bank will not deal or invest in business like Gambling, Alcohol, Pork, etc.
In this case, we need to test whether these Islamic banking conditions were modified and applied in the application or product.

· In Islamic Lending, they follow both the Gregorian Calendar and Hijiri Calendar for calculating the loan repayment schedule. The Hijiri Calendar is commonly called as Islamic Calendar followed in all the Muslim countries according to the lunar cycle. The Hijiri Calendar has 12 months and 354 days which is 11 days shorter than Gregorian Calendar. In this case, we need to test the repayment schedule by comparing both the Gregorian Calendar and Hijiri Calendar.

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4:57 AM  
Blogger amit said...

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8:52 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

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1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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6:11 PM  
Blogger lalit said...

I just want to ask what should be the test cases for localization testing.

2. Can we use tools for localization testing in mobile apps. If so..den temme pls..
3.How to translate strings of different languages and how to verify them.? Is it good to verify strings manually.

Please answers as soon as possible.

Lalit Sharma

5:16 PM  
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6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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11:55 AM  

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