Unraveling the Mystery of i18n Testing

Shivani Goyal

The universal market has significantly evolved over the past decade, with nearly every enterprise serving customers around the globe. To increase international market share, there is a growing consensus to migrate the monolingual applications from legacy character sets to Unicode and to extend support for multilingual data, formats, and user interfaces. As such, i18n testing has become an integral part of software testing.

However, i18n testing can be challenging because an application’s content and UI can be multilingual in terms of text, currencies, date, time, and number formats. To address such complexities, testers must select test data that encompass all aspects of i18n testing. This white paper will identify how testers can choose the right test data to effectively and thoroughly test software intended for global markets.