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Testing for Globalization and Localization

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Ensuring the world-readiness of an application requires three phases of testing: globalization testing, localizability testing and localization testing.

In This Section

Globalization Testing
Describes how globalization testing ensures the application can function in any culture/locale.
Localizability Testing
Describes how localizability testing verifies that you can easily translate the user interface of the program to any target language without re-engineering or modifying code.
Localization Testing
Describes how localization testing checks the quality of a product's localization for a particular target culture/locale.

Related Sections

Planning World-Ready Applications
Provides key information on making your application world-ready.
Microsoft Global Software Development Site (
Provides extensive reference material (including code page assignments, keyboard layouts and a glossary) and a number of articles dealing with developing world-ready software.
Visual Studio .NET Partner Resources Site (
Provides a link to Visual Studio .NET Localization Partners who can assist you with your application localization needs.
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