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Best Practice: Localization: Error Messages


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Should you localize error messages? Which errors should have a localization and which errors should not have a localization?


Some thoughts:

  • Errors that the user caused and don't crash anything should be localized
  • Errors that the user caused and crash something should not be localized
  • Errors that are out of the user's control, should they see the message
    • If so, it should not be localized so the developer or support can find the error within their system
    • If not, the user has an error message they may not be able to read but can look up (e.g. Google it)

I am curious what other developers do. I've seen some localize their error messages, others hard code the error message, and read some use error catalogs.

99 little bugs in the code, 99 little bugs

Take one down, patch it around

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