With the World Series approaching I wanted to share an odd localization oversight on ESPN.
The following two screen shots are from earlier this year. See if you can spot the differences in how the baseball player Carlos Rodón‘s name is displayed on ESPN Deportes vs. ESPN:
And here is his current bio on ESPN:
There is no technical reason why ESPN can’t display accented characters — it’s not as if we’re mixing different character sets or encodings. But these details are not trivial yet easily rectified.
Localization is in the details.