What is localization testing in software testing?

Localization Testing is the process of testing how accurate the localization process succeeded in adapting the product to a specific region, locale or culture.

When you are testing the localization of software, you might be focusing on:

  • Ensuring the embedded media includes properly localized content
  • Checking that all texts are translated and rendered properly
  • Looking for Date Format inconsistencies
  • Ensuring correct formatting for numbers & currency across the app
  • etc.