Introduction to Localization Testing (With the Help of the Fresh Prince)

If you’ve ever used an automated translation service like Google Translate, you know that a machine can’t always grasp the nuances of human language like an actual human can. This point is best illustrated by this hilarious video from CDZA, who took the theme song from the TV show Fresh Prince of Bel Air and ran it through Google Translate’s 64 languages and then back to English:

The video certainly highlights (albeit, in an over-the-top way) the importance of localization when it comes to content meant for a global audience.

uTest offers several resources on this topic if you’re not familiar with localization or with localization testing.

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