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LAN Server National Language Support Test Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104249D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bertram, D: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A program is disclosed which allows for quick, easy and complete verification of all translated text used in an installation program.

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LAN Server National Language Support Test Tool

      A program is disclosed which allows for quick, easy and
complete verification of all translated text used in an installation
program.

      The installation program and consist of over 150 panels
(dialogs and message boxes) each of which has one or more associated
help panels.  The result is thousands of lines of text.  This text is
translated into nine different languages and must be verified after
the translation.  The method used for previous releases was to
execute scenarios which were intended to display every panel.  This
was both time consuming and subject to less than 100% coverage of all
text as there were some panels which would only occur under specific
error conditions that could not be easily produced.  The translation
verification testers were forced to run the installation program
again and again under different circumstances to try and traverse all
possible paths that the program could take, in order to produce all
panels.

      To alleviate this problem, a program was written which lists
all the panels in a 1 to n format.  Translation verification testers
can simply select the panel they wish to verify by picking it from
the list.  The program uses the DLL (Dynamic Link Library) and HLP
(compiled help library) files as they exist from the installation
program.  This means that the panels are displayed exactly as they
are during a real execution of the program, same size, position,
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