Submissions/Testing internationalized applications for Wikimedia content

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2014.

Submission no. 5046
Title of the submission
Testing internationalized applications for Wikimedia content
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Presentation
Author of the submission
Kartik Mistry Runa Bhattacharjee
E-mail address
kmistry@wikimedia.org, rbhattacharjee@wikimedia.org
Username
Kartik Mistry, Runa Bhattacharjee
Country of origin
India
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
WMF, Language Engineering team
Personal homepage or blog
https://kartikm.wordpress.com, https://arrbee.wordpress.com
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
Slides from the presentation by Kartik Mistry and Runa Bhattacharjee at Wikimania 2014 on testing applications for multilingual use.

As opposed to traditional testing methodologies an important challenge for testing internationalized applications is to verify the preciseness of the content delivered using them. When we talk about applications developed for different scripts and languages, the key functionalities like display, and input of content may require several levels of verification before it can be signed off as being adequately capable of handling a particular language. A substantial part of this verification process includes visual verification of the text, which requires extensive collaboration between the language speakers and the developers. For content on Wikimedia this can stretch to more than 300 languages for websites that are active or waiting in the incubator. In this session, we would like to present about our current best practices and solutions like tofu-detection - a way to identify if scripts are not being displayed, that can narrow down the long-drawn manual testing stages to address specific problems as they are identified.

Track
Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
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