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Localizing your Windows 8 apps: Multilingual App Toolkit released

Localizing your Windows 8 apps: Multilingual App Toolkit released

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Building a Windows 8 app and want to make it available internationally?

It's now easy to get your app translated into multiple languages with the release of the Multilingual App Toolkit.

This kit is a free download that allows you to set up a localization project and send the files for translation - or get your app automatically translated using the almost 40 languages available from Microsoft Translator.

Take a quick tour of the kit in this 3-minute video from the Windows International team:

The kit works with the free Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8 edition.

For full instrucitons on globalizing your Windows 8 app, have a look at the MSDN Globalization pages.

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    It is intutive, fast, has all the necesarry features required for a smooth workflow and it does not limit the number of projects, languages or contributors you can add to your account.

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