The term technical debt is often used to label implementation choices that trade long-term goals for limited, short-term solutions. Technical debt has a negative connotation because it means that you have accrued a technical obligation that must be resolved before you can make future progress. Teams take on technical debt for many reasons: short schedules, insufficient… Read More »
Presenting a user interface in the customer’s language should be a high priority from your product management team. If not, they’re not doing their job in my opinion. This article describes some of the language signals you can use to determine the correct language choice for your web application’s user interface.
You have to respect Apple. They have excellent products that are known worldwide for their quality and ease-of-use. Part of that ease-of-use comes from their commitment to producing internationalized, world-ready products. However, even the best companies and employees make mistakes.
Yesterday I asked the question: Which countries have multiple time zones? And I promised an answer today. Congratulations to Paul Clapham, who made a great effort listing them! The W3C document Working with Time Zones is the source of my information. That document lists the following countries as having more than one time zone: Argentina… Read More »
Recently I told some colleagues that I wanted to write a book about offensive hand gestures around the world. In my business, it’s common knowledge that icons of hand gestures just don’t localize well. We’re told to avoid using icons of hands and fingers because we might offend someone in a different culture. I’ve always… Read More »