Localization Service

In a full-scale globalization project, the translation of an application exposes various factors that need resolution. Modifying an existing application to suit its use in a specific geographical region is Localization. Translating any content into the local language, changing currencies and changing the date system form a part of localization service.
Localization can be critical to selling your product in other regions, both from an end user/customer and business perspective. Users will always prefer a product that uses their language and is a good way to build an initial tie with them.

Localization Testing for Products and Applications

Knowledgeworks services over 60+ different languages via its image recognition technology that can literally read characters from the screen. The most time-consuming part of localization testing is ensuring that all text and symbols shown on the screen at any time are in the correct language. Localization can be a very critical process and an error prone activity to do since it is very easy for a local tester not to notice a symbol that hasn’t been translated. Our tools/experts at Knowledgeworks are ideally suited to localization testing.

User Interface and Linguistic check for a localized product by Language experts

With the help of our international language and UI testing environments, we are able to emulate the same environment as the end user whilst taking care that the user has no indication that the software used is localized from one language to the native language. Our language experts perform various tests to determine the level of international-friendliness of products and applications.

Providing language resources for Linguistic testing

Knowledgeworks’ expertise in testing and language services enables us to lead the way in providing the most efficient solutions to linguistic testing. Our language resources are unique among language service providers in the breadth of language tests that we offer to government, healthcare, and business organizations. We are able to provide language translation and testing in various languages anywhere in the world by harnessing the talents of our skilled linguists and subject matter experts with whom we have worked for over a decade on translation, language training, and language testing solutions.

Graphical User Interface testing

Our Graphical User Interface (GUI) testing ensures proper functionality of the GUI for a given application and making sure it conforms to linguistic specifications. We carefully review that the user interface of a product contains no defects such as truncated strings, overlapping controls, misaligned controls, hotkeys duplication, etc, introduced during the localization phase. Most GUI testing can be automated, reducing significantly the cost and duration of this type of testing; although Knowledgeworks performs numerous checks to avoid the risk of errors.

Basic Functionality Test & Acceptance Test

The product globalization lifecycle is incomplete without the functionality and acceptance tests. Knowledgeworks conducts functional testing to find defects early in the overall product development process. We assess how well, different components of the product function together after they have been tested individually. Our functionality testing services aim to verify that the product functions to meet the set requirements.

Acceptance Testing

This testing forms an integral part of functionality testing to check the user acceptance of the product and application. This formal test considers user requirements and business processes, and is conducted to determine whether a system satisfies the acceptance criteria. It enables the users, customers or other authorized entity to decide whether or not to accept the system. The purpose is to evaluate with authority the system’s adherence to the requirements. Knowledgeworks provides these services for any Asian/European/Indian Languages.

Localization of Products and Tools

Knowledgeworks’ effort in localization of products and tools adapts the product or tools in such a manner that it is able to successfully sustain itself in a foreign market. Due to the vast linguistic diversity between certain international markets, merely translating the text from one language to the other is not enough. A phrase from one language would never carry the same punch when translated to a foreign language. Knowledgeworks recognises that most markets would be hostile to the entry of foreign producers or competitors. Our localization team aims at giving the product or tool a local touch. Once the consumers begin to feel that the product is specifically designed for them, the initial scepticism generates an interest to buy.

While localizing products and tools, our system includes an initial understanding of the operating conditions, meeting functional requirements, adherence to guidelines, acceptance by testing requirements and value addition.

Localization of Software tools, Consumer products and Websites

Knowledgeworks’ process of customizing a software application, product or website in various Asian, European and Indian languages with script aims to suit foreign markets. This process involves translating all native language strings to the target language and customizing the GUI so that it is appropriate for the market to be used in. Knowledgeworks categorizes the process depending on the size and complexity of the software/product/website to be localized. Our localization service spans from a simple process involving a small team of translators, linguists, desktop publishers and engineers to a complex process requiring a Localization Project Manager directing a team of several specialists. Over experience, Knowledgeworks has modified and updated the process regularly to achieve client satisfaction.

Localizing Applications (Software UI strings and Documentation)

Application localization is the process of translating the text and adjusting the functional elements of a software application so it can be used by consumers internationally. At Knowledgeworks, we offer best-in-class methodology and the most advanced localization technologies to ensure that your software is ready for global deployment by adopting best practices to transfer the intent and usability of documents and user interface from one language to another. We achieve this through – designing for localization, translating software text strings, building and testing.

Knowledgeworks helps you to address cultural nuance to establish trust and create a better overall customer experience.

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