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  • 1. QA Testing of Localized Help Files Marcello Napolitano Dream Team Localization November 2002 ATA Annual Conference
  • 2. Marcello Napolitano  Engineer, 20 years of work on computers  Freelance translator for 4 years  Linguistic software testing  http://www.dtl.biz/ 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 2
  • 3. Overview  Software Localization in a nutshell  WinHelp and HTML Help  How help files are born  A help testing toolbox  Typical bugs  The index  Questions and answers 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 3
  • 4. Software Localization  What is localized  User Interface strings  Documentation  Help system  Collateral (box, CD, license, readme, etc.)  Tutorials  Web site 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 4
  • 5. History of Windows Help 1995 1990 Windows 95 1997 Windows 3.0 Windows NT 3.5 Internet Explorer 4 WinHelp WinHelp 4 HTMLHelp 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 5
  • 6. WinHelp – Show and tell  RTF – Content and index  Link format  $ notes and K notes  Images 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 6
  • 7. HTMLHelp – Show and tell  HTML – Content  CNT – Index 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 7
  • 8. How Help files are born  eHelp RoboHelp http://www.ehelp.com/  ComponentOne Doc to Help http://www.componentone.com/  Quadralay WebWorks http://www.webworks.com/ 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 8
  • 9. HTML Help Flow Chart HTML Help file HTML Help file Client (source) (localized) Translation Translation Company Convert to RTF Update images memory Identify Convert to HTML Identify images to Automated screenshots to be Update HTML localize Testing taken Translator Translate and Translate and Take screenshots Manual Testing Update RTF edit image text edit RTF 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 9
  • 10. Help Testing  Functionality  Layout  Content 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 10
  • 11. Automated testing  Check links  All files exist in source and target 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 11
  • 12. Toolbox  SDL HelpQA & HTML QA http://sdlintl.com/  Keytools http://www.keyworks.net/  Berlitz Trans Web Express 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 12
  • 13. Toolbox  Microsoft - Localized Help engine 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 13
  • 14. Microsoft Help Workshop  Microsoft Help Workshop download http://www.helpmaster.com/hlp-developmentaids-hcw403.htm  HTML Help Workshop download http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/htmlhelp/html/hwMicrosoftHTMLHelpDownloads.asp 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 14
  • 15. Testing Strategy  Start at the beginning and when you come to the end, stop  Parallel view of the text  Winhelp shortcuts 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 15
  • 16. Bug collection  Layout  Encoding in text and search  Formatting (tags, links, blanks)  Images not localized  Images not matching text  Text not matching UI and/or glossary  Bad links  Missing or untranslated text  Locale specific information incorrect 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 16
  • 17. Testing the index  Sorting  Combining entries  Reordering  TOC – Mismatch between titles and content 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 17
  • 18. Links  http://www.helpmaster.com/index.htm  http://www.locguide.com/  http://shop.ebrary.com/Doc?isbn=1588110 052 4/16/2010 QA Testing of Localized Help Files 18

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