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Localisation Focus–The International Journal of Localisation provides a forum for localisation professionals and researchers to discuss and present their localisation-related work, covering all aspects of this multi-disciplinary field, including software engineering and HCI, tools and technology development, cultural aspects, translation studies, human language technologies (including machine and machine assisted translation), project management, workflow and process automation, education and training, and details of new developments in the localisation industry. Proposed contributions are peer-reviewed thereby ensuring a high standard of published material. Localisation Focus–The International Journal of Localisation is distributed worldwide to libraries and localisation professionals, including engineers, managers, trainers, linguists, researchers and students. Indexed on a number of databases, this journal affords contributors increased recognition for their work. Localisation-related articles, book reviews, perspectives, insights and correspondence are all welcome.

Systematic Validation of Localisation Across All Languages

Volume 7 Issue 1
(2008)

 

Author: Martin Ørsted

Abstract:

As software companies increase the number of markets and languages that they release their products in, it may become necessary to change the localisation process for these products. Quality assurance (QA) is often viewed as an area where processes could be streamlined through automation and one method for doing this would be through the design of a localisation verification system that can validate single resources across languages as well as check for generic issues across multiple resources and languages. This article outlines a graduated approach to systemically capture and fix issues when a product is being localised into an increasing number of languages. By examining multiple languages, patterns can be identified that enable the identification of inconsistencies and issues that, with a single language approach, would have been very costly and difficult to unearth.

Keywords: Localisation, Resources, Verification, Systematic, Multiple languages, Controlled language

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