The goal oftesting is to detect potential problems in design that could inhibit globalization. It makes sure that the code can handle all international support without breaking functionality that would cause either data loss or display problems. Globalization testing checks proper functionality of the with any of the culture/locale settings using every type of international input possible.
Proper functionality of the product assumes both a stable component that works according to design specification, regardless of international environment settings or cultures/locales, and the correct representation of data.
There are lot aspects that must be considered when producing globalized software. Some of the aspects are as follows:
- Sensitivity to the English vocabulary
- Date and time formatting
- Currency handling
- Paper sizes for printing
- Address and telephone number formatting