Today, the Microsoft Terminology API is being expanded with a much broader set of language combinations as well as new settings for case sensitivity.
If you are developing apps for a global audience, you will now be able to create your apps for Windows Store, Windows Phone and regular Windows desktop applications using the terminology and user interface (UI) strings available on the Microsoft Language Portal between all 100+ languages currently translated for Windows and Office. Till now, the API only provided searches to and from English, but with today's enhancements, developers can now translate, for example, from Spanish to French or vice versa, Japanese to Chinese, Russian to Kazakh, and so on.
And if you’re already using Microsoft’s light-weight XLIFF editor, the Multilingual App Toolkit (MAT), to localize your apps, the good news is that the any-to-any language feature is already integrated in MAT so no additional coding is required. Read more about how this is integrated into MAT on the Multilingual App Toolkit team blog.
Here are the highlights of the new version:
The data on the Microsoft Language Portal represents Microsoft’s core terminology and millions of user interface translation pairs in over 100 languages. Together with the Microsoft Translator machine translation system, it feeds the Multilingual App Toolkit for integrated app localization.
You’ll find full details about these new features in the updated Terminology Service API SDK.