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  2.3 Facts about Localization Testing
 
 

A successfully localized product is one that seems to have been developed within the local culture. Localization includes translation but it goes beyond simple translation from one language to local language.

In localization translation need to be effective. As such, translators shall be experts having excellent mastery over language. Also, translators need to know about product functionalities to understand what is to be translated and be more efficient and proactive. Even with all the care, as a human being expert translators can still make mistakes.

Product for localized market will not be successful just by having a great translation. It requires the locale specific considerations in detail. As such, in addition to translation, localization covers locale details like numeric, date and time formats; use of currency; keyboard usage; collation and sorting; symbols, icons and colors; text and graphics; varying legal requirements.

   
 

 
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