What Is Localization Testing?

Localization testing involves verifying the quality of a product for a specific culture or location and is performed on local versions by our localization QA specialists to make the product capable enough to be used in that specific region. It tests the user interface, language vocabulary, currency formats, country-specific date, and time formats.

To guarantee the adaptability of software to diversified cultures and languages around the world without any modification in the source code, Internationalization (I18N) is implemented. It verifies if the code can handle all international support without breaking functionality that could cause data loss or data integrity issues. Internationalization simply prepares applications for localization.

Why Do You Need Localization Testing Services?

Localization quality assurance is important for a website or app to reach potential customers worldwide and plays a crucial role in ensuring proper localization. It also addresses the following areas:

  • Eliminates any bugs and errors that occur while localizing content and the user interface to another language.
  • Elements such as dates, holidays, numbers, currencies, and scripts are changed to the elements used in the target location.
  • Ensures that cultural elements such as colors and symbols are in tune with local user experience.
  • Maintains that the localized version of the product is consistent with the original version and works as intended.

QASource's Localization Testing Services

  • Resource Verification

    Software resources such as text, images, and videos are translated accurately, have the correct context, and are culturally appropriate.
  • Linguistic Verification

    Verify the spelling, grammar, syntax, and language-specific issues in the translated text.
  • Functional Testing

    Test the functionality of the software in different languages and identify any language-specific functional issues.
  • Locale Compliance Testing

    Ensure that the software meets the local regulations, standards, and requirements.
  • Compatibility Testing

    Test the compatibility of the software with different operating systems, web browsers, and devices in different languages.
  • User Experience Testing

    Test the user experience of the software in different languages and identify any language-specific usability issues.
  • Internationalization Testing

    Test the software's ability to handle various character sets, date formats, and number formats, as well as support for right-to-left languages.
  • Localization Automation Testing

    Use automation tools to increase testing efficiency, reduce errors in automated localization testing, and speed up the testing process.

Our Localization Testing Focuses On

We come up with a precise range of well-rounded localization software testing tactics to properly address localization issues specific to the types of software:

Web Applications

We focus on testing how localization affects a website/mobile’s user-friendliness and evaluate how well the content is optimized to understand the audience.

Mobile Application

Our team tests how the localized content of your Android, iOS, or hybrid app looks on different screens and monitors the resulting breakdowns in navigation, menus, and overall appearance.

Desktop Application

We check functionality for localization defects and ensure user experience consistency by examining solution input controls, navigation elements, and information components.

Wearable Applications

Localization testing on wearable devices is crucial to ensure that the devices are accessible and user-friendly for people from different regions and cultures.

How AI Is Revolutionizing QASource's Localization Testing Strategy?

The integration of AI into various industries has brought about significant transformations. QASource leads the way in AI-driven localization testing, delivering high-quality software products tailored to global user needs. Leveraging the power of AI, QASource is able to automate many of the time-consuming and error-prone tasks associated with localization testing.

Multilingual Capability

Multilingual AI models like ChatGPT enable hybrid translation and assist localization testers in determining how text appears and reads in various languages.

Domain-specific Training

AI models can be trained on custom datasets relevant to specific domains that allows them to identify incorrect use of idioms, colloquialisms, or cultural references, ensuring culturally appropriate software applications.

Time and Resource Savings

With AI models, the localization testing process can be streamlined and automated, saving valuable time and resources.

Error Identification

AI models can run automated tests to find typographical, formatting, and translation flaws in localized content. As a result, worldwide markets will receive high-quality localized software applications.

Our Localization Testing Process

  • Analysis and Preparation

    We analyze your product and identify the target market to create a comprehensive localization-testing plan.

  • Test Case Development

    Our team develops detailed test cases to verify that your product meets all the required localization standards.

  • Testing & Linguistic Review

    We perform functional, linguistic, and cultural testing to ensure that your product is fully localized and meets all the requirements.

  • Bug Reporting, Documentation & Bug Fixing

    We report any issues or bugs we find during testing and track them to ensure they are resolved in a timely manner.

  • Regression/Final Testing

    We perform regression testing to ensure that any changes or updates to your product have not impacted its localization.

Why Choose Us?

  • We follow a customized localization testing strategy
  • Test early and often and take time in planning, research, and analysis to determine the product-market fit and localization requirements
  • We provide our testers with a comprehensive set of resources like glossaries, translation memories, brand guidelines, test cases, and software user guides
  • Work with specialists who have a thorough understanding of software localizability, tools, user experience, local-market habits, and software quality assurance
  • Establish and monitor regular KPIs to maintain the quality of the product
  • Automate testing as much as possible which allows our team to focus on the quality of software translation and not waste time performing manual tests that software can already do

Localization Testing Case Study

Our client is a top Cloud Computing collaboration service provider that deals in collaboration with Fortune 500 clients throughout the globe having different working environments and languages. Thus, localization testing is a must to provide a highly trafficked product built to connect faculty, students, and corporations across the globe, to provide a seamless, personalized experience to customers.

Mobile Testing Challenges

With large amounts of traffic pouring in from multiple OS and Device configurations, the client wanted to include different Platforms, OS, Devices, and Tablets to ensure the application is working as expected with different languages. And untranslated (hard-coded) strings and wonky layouts created additional trouble.

Mobile Testing Solutions

  • By collaborating with QASource, our client had access to a dedicated lab, which contains the latest OS, and devices to ensure that the application is working as expected in the mentioned locale. Two key things that we focused on:
    • Creating and maintaining location-specific glossaries
    • Basic functional testing to ensure the functionality is working as expected
  • QASource performed extensive testing of every page, link, and image to ensure everything is working/looking as expected and is completely translated and functioning as per the requirement with the selected locale
  • Systems specifically configured with the Japanese OS were provided to the client for detailed testing

Mobile Testing Results

  • High-quality features across all required latest platforms and devices that helped the client to generate more customers
  • It helps the client in retaining more customers across the globe as per the locale
  • As the Japanese market is one of the biggest for clients, it helps them to grow their business

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