How effectively can WebInspect scan a Japanese language application
A customer of ours is eager to know if their japanese language web application can be effectively scanned by HP Webinpect. As far as I can think about it, there could be some issue with smart crawling and scanning as the tool wont be able to understand the langugage(Or is there anyway the tool can understand japanese). But, will there be any issues with scanning as the characters set used by a japanese application might be different?
WebInspect JP should be the same as WebInspect EN for the same release version. In fact, Japanese was our first non-English version and predates our other localization efforts by almost 8 years.
At present the Japanese installer for WebInspect is at version 10.40 (Spring 2015) while the English copy has just been released as version 16.10 (Spring 2016, 10.40 > 10.50 > 16.10 new pattern). The English release is generally out few months before our non-English releases. The non-English releases offer some native support for the UI but mostly just the Vulnerability Details in the local language. This is partly the cause of the delayed release, translation and correction.
Separate from the user interface, all WebInspect offer a scan setting to deal with specialized character sets. This is found on the Attack Expressions panel of the default scan settings. At present it offers zh-cn (Chinese), zh-tw (Chinese), ja-jp (Japanese), ko-kr (Korean), pt-br (Portuguese), and es-es (Spanish).
From the Help guide, <<The CultureInfo class holds culture-specific information, such as the associated language, sublanguage, country/region, calendar, and cultural conventions. This class also provides access to culture-specific instances of DateTimeFormatInfo, NumberFormatInfo, CompareInfo, and TextInfo. These objects contain the information required for culture-specific operations, such as casing, formatting dates and numbers, and comparing strings.>>
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