Following describes generic test plan for testing Visual editor for languages having input methods
Types of IME based on technology Visual Editor must support
- Local OS:
- Plain: standard keyboard layouts, InScript
- Microsoft IME (Chinese, Japanese)
- ibus (linux)
- Google desktop IME
- other 3rd party desktop ime popularly used in the specific language.
Types of IME based keymaps Visual Editor must support
- 1-1 Transliteration keymaps (InScript maps, Georgian etc)
- complex rule based transliteration keymaps (Most phonetic keymaps)
Considerations for the fixture:
- Content language of the wiki (it may be worth to test it with several installations with different content languages.)
- Choose a wiki page where Visual Editor is installed.
- Enable the ime to test and Edit page
- Save the page and observe results.
- Type contents of sample Wikipage in the langauge using the ime of 4 paragraphs and 200 words. Include common punctuation marks, different heading levels etc.
- Include symbols, special characters in the language, styling elements in the content including bold, italic, heading levels etc
- Use keyboard as well as icons for doing style changes.
- Use delete, backspace, navigation keys(left, right, up, down, page up, page down, home, end) while typing. (Home/end are definitely different on Mac.)
- While using delete / backspace, the character must change as they do elsewhere.
- Navigation keys must behave like they do usually while navigating between text. Control+<left/right> should navigate between words properly (word endings). (control-left/right is different on Mac.)
- Try escaping special characters for which transliteration rules exist and use them in the text.
- Turn off the IME and input some text in latin. Turn on IME again and input text. Look for formatting issues. (+1 - thanks for remembering that. Latin is probably the most common case. Switching to other layouts in general may be relevant, too.)
- Copy paste bulk text from existing language wiki pages and try editing using the ime.