What is pseudolocalization?

Pseudolocalization (or pseudo-localization) is a software testing method used for testing the internationalization aspects of software. Instead of translating the text of the software into a foreign language, as in the process of localization, the textual elements of an application are replaced with an altered version of the original language.

Developers may use this function to pre-fill languages with content before translators start working on the texts.

Example:
Account Settings  becomes  [!!! Àççôûñţ Šéţţîñĝš !!!]

How to run pseudolocalization on my strings? 

To make pseudolocalization strings you have to select the required keys in the Editor and use the Pseudolocalize... action from the bulk action menu

Increase length, %

You may want the option to increase the length of the pseudolocalized strings, which is very useful in the case of pseudolocalizing into languages that are known to be longer than the source language (i.e. German is generally around 30% longer than English). 


Add brackets

It is recommended that brackets are added to psuedolocalized strings so they are easier to spot in the app/on the website. This option will enclose the resulting string in brackets with exclamation points [!!!  !!!] .

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