Software Defects – Facts And Figures

Defect Types As a Result of Localization

Defect Types - A More Detailed Breakdown


User Impact of Localization Defects

  • Clients tend to report only show-stopper issues
  • As a result, clients do not actively report translation or linguistic issues
  • While not warranting a bug report from the customer, translation errors do have a significant impact on the perception of software quality
  • Thus, linguistic errors have a disproportionate impact on purchasing decisions, even more than functional errors
  • More than 70% of international business users consider localization when making purchasing decisions
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