App Localization: What It Is and How to Do It

Food delivery? There’s an app for that. Online banking? There’s an app for that, too. You get the idea: From entertainment and education to transportation and business—if there’s a task you want to complete or information you need, it can most likely be found on your smartphone. With 230 billion…

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Pygame Tutorial: Localizing Video Game UI and Text

Pygame is a strong set of Python modules for writing video games. Nevertheless, localizing the user interface (UI) and text in Pygame can often be a time-consuming process: You need to load the font beforehand, render it with the desired text, and draw it on your screen. On top of…

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A Deep Dive on Angular I18n with ngx-translate

One of the most popular open-source i18n libraries, ngx-translate, lets you define translations for your app and switch between them dynamically. You can either use a service, directive, or pipe to handle the translated content. In this Angular 13 tutorial, we will learn how to use them all with the…

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10 Must-Haves for Localization Tools

When it comes to localization, the global market is abundant with tools that promise to make your life easier. Among the benefits of using modern software for managing localization projects are increased translation quality and reduced costs. You’ll also be able to track your team’s progress as each project unfolds.…

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Expert Tips: How to Motivate Developers for Localization

From bug fixes to feature requests, software developers have plenty on their plates. Adding in localization may feel like the straw that breaks the camel’s back—but what if there’s a way to motivate developers to create globalized software? Raising awareness of the why of software localization is only a stepping…

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The Ultimate Guide to JavaScript Localization

Weird, maturing, arguably expressive, and amazing, JavaScript is the most used programming language today. Being the language of the browser—and putting in work on the server with Node—JavaScript is all over today’s web stacks. And with many multiplatform mobile frameworks, desktop wrappers, game engines, and even internet-of-things (IoT) frameworks, it’s…

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Get Buy-in for Software Localization in 5 Key Steps

You’re fully aware of how crucial localization is for the global success of your software. You tweet about it. You bring it up in every team meeting. In fact, you’ve done everything short of going around in a sandwich board to get people to see the benefits of software localization.…

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Web2py I18n Step by Step

One of the pioneer web frameworks in Python, web2py, lets you build fast, scalable, and secure database-driven, server-side web applications. It provides everything you need in a single package, without any third-party dependencies. When it comes to internationalization, web2py stands out from other Python web frameworks. In this step-by-step web2py…

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10 Common Mistakes in Software Localization and How to Avoid Them

You’re ready to release your new global software: The code seems bug-free, and the design is crisp—but does it work in languages other than English? If your answer isn’t affirmative, you might find yourself reworking the whole app to support other languages because you missed to write the code in…

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