ISO/IEC TR 19764:2005 defines a methodology and a guided check-list for evaluation of cultural adaptability in software, hardware and other IT products. The check-list and guidelines are not only applicable to all IT products, but also can be expanded to meet the requirements of specific cultural environments.
ISO/IEC TR 19764:2005 will assist the marketplace by providing an objective evaluation method to measure cultural and linguistic adaptability. Although local or national requirements of a legal and regulatory nature may not always be directly relevant in evaluation of products meeting cultural and linguistic adaptability, they sometimes constitute a world-wide challenge for many products or services, now including those which are IT-based. ISO/IEC TR 19764:2005 provides indications reminding that such requirements may have to be met in a national or local profile to complete cultural and linguistic requirements in some countries and hence should be considered in evaluation, as guidance to producers.