Since the last release cycle I have been working with Fedora internationalization and quality assurance teams in order to improve quality of l10n/i18n test procedures. For Fedora 14 we hosted an i18n/l10n Anaconda test day and it was great. I’m glad that we are going to host test days with a broader scope for Fedora 15.
Next Tuesday (2011-03-01) we will host a l10n/i18n installation test day just like we did last release. Fedora 15 Alpha was delayed due to a bug affecting non-US keyboard layouts, so this test day comes in a good time. On Thursday (2011-03-03) we will have a i18n desktop test day. That one will will cover several test cases for testing langpack installation, applications behavior, font rendering and input methods. Fun continues on the week after when we will host a l10n desktop test day (2011-03-08). The objective of that one is to check the quality and accuracy of translations. I’m a bit worried that the recent migration of translation modules to Transifex.net will lead to fewer translations than I was expecting initially. Anyway, I’m sure that this was the right move but translators need time to get used to the new workflow.
I also would like to point out that due to GNOME 3 release would be nice to have a few i18n and l10n folks from Fedora contributing to GNOME 3 test days. I’m pretty sure that we will have another innovative and high quality Fedora release for our users around the world.