Overview of Silk Test Classic Support of Unicode Content

Silk Test Classic is Unicode-enabled, which means that Silk Test Classic is able to recognize double-byte (wide) languages. We have enabled components within the application to deal with Unicode content. The Silk Test Classic GUI supports the display and input of wide text. The 4Test language processor has been enhanced to support wide text. All 4Test library functions have been widened. The extensions have been enhanced to support the input and output of wide text.

We have added and modified 4Test functions to deal with internationalization issues. With Silk Test Classic you can test applications that contain content in double-byte languages such as Chinese, Korean, or Japanese (Kanji) characters, or any combination of these. You can also name Silk Test Classic files using internationalized characters. Silk Test Classic supports three text file formats: ANSI, Unicode and UTF-8.

Silk Test Classic supports the following:

For information about new features, supported platforms, and tested versions, refer to the Release Notes.

Before testing double-byte characters with Silk Test Classic

Testing an internationalized application, particularly one that contains double-byte characters, is more complicated than testing an application that contains strictly English single-byte characters. Testing an internationalized application requires that you understand a variety of issues, from operating system support, to language packs, to fonts, to working with IMEs and complex languages.

Before you begin testing your application using Silk Test Classic, you must do the following:

  • Meet the needs of your application under test (AUT) for any necessary localized OS, regional settings, and required language packs.
  • Install the fonts necessary to display your AUT.
  • If you are testing an application that requires an IME for data input, install the appropriate IME.