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SOFT7021 - Software Localisation

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Title:Software Localisation
Long Title:Software Localisation
Module Code:SOFT7021
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Computer Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donna OShea
Module Author: James Collins
Module Description: According to the Localisation Industry Standards Association (LISA), localisation can be defined as “taking a product and making it linguistically and culturally appropriate to the target locale” whereas internationalisation is defined as a process “of generalising a product so that it can handle multiple languages and cultural conventions”. In this module, students will be provided will an overview of both localisation and internationalisation as it relates to the software development process. It looks at localisation from a code level to user interface requirements and outlines best known methods in localisation and internationalisation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss the value of developing a software product that considers localisation and internationalisation.
LO2 Describe the design principles of developing a software product for a global audience.
LO3 Evaluate the impact of culture and language on global software design.
LO4 Apply software internationalisation best practices to a new or existing application.
LO5 Evaluate and test the world-readiness of an software application.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
12793 COMP7013 Object Oriented Programming
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Value of Internationalisation & Localisation
Localisation History; Software Localisation in Ireland; Typical internationalisation & localisation Issues; standardisation bodies.
Global Software Design
Requirements - culture and language; Character Encodings & Unicode; String Externalisation; Locale Handling on Different Platforms; Important design principles; Designing an Internationalised User Interface; Importance of User Interface Content; Localisation Engineering Tools.
localisation and Internationalisation
Why Localise; Which Languages; Localisation Product Management; Best practices to localisation. Process of building localisation and internationalisation into software product or modify existing product solution that retrospectively includes best practices.
Testing
Localisation Testing; Pseudo-Testing; Test Automation for Localisation; Bi-directional Language Testing.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation In this assessment the student may be expected to evaluate an existing software product in terms of its existing design and evaluate how the product can be refactored for a global audience. 4 30.0 Week 6
Short Answer Questions This SAQ will assess students on the theoretical aspects of the module. 1,2,3,4 20.0 Week 9
Project Develop and demonstrate a world ready software application that applies best practices and design principles. 4,5 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture underpinning learning outcomes. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab supporting content delivered in class. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent study. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture underpinning learning outcomes. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab supporting content delivered in class. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent Study. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Microsoft 2002, Developing International Software, 2nd Ed., Microsoft [ISBN: 9780735615830]
  • Shawna Evans 2017, Localization For Newbies, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 9781545414774]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Phoebe Parry 2016, The Localization Handbook, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 978153294408]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_KSDEV_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development 5 Elective
CR_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Software Development 5 Elective

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