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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 now available in 14 languages

    The new version of Visual Studio recently released with localized UI in Brazilian Portuguese , Chinese Simplified , Chinese Traditional , Czech , German , French , Italian , Japanese , Korean , Polish , Russian , Spanish and Turkish . And as announced on the Developer Content Localization Team blog...
  • Blog Post: Localizing Windows Phone apps: New terminology and Style Guides posted

    Another 15 localization style guides for developing international Windows Phone apps have just been made available by the Windows Phone team. Style guides provide instructions to help ensure that your app speaks to the user in the same tone, style and level of formality as Windows Phone itself. For...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 RC ships in 40 languages

    Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate is now available in 40 languages simultaneously: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Hong Kong SAR), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean...
  • Blog Post: Calling Czech, Polish and Turkish users of SQL Server

    If you are using SQL Server 2008 and speak Czech, Polish or Turkish, the SQL Server product development team is looking for your feedback. They are testing a system to display translated Help topics in SQL Server Books Online using a combination of Machine and Human Translation, displaying English and...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Beta available in 33 languages

    Internet Explorer 9 Beta launched last week and not just for English. It comes in 32 other languages : Arabic, Chinese Hong Kong SAR, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish,...
  • Blog Post: Video: Localizing Visual Studio 2010 into Czech

    There have been a number of stories about the International Mother Language Day 2011 this week and here's one more from the Microsoft Local Language Program . This one is a short video about the work involved in translating the user interface of Visual Studio 2010 into Czech and why it makes a difference...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 has released in 39 languages

    Internet Explorer 9 is final and available for download in 39 languages (including English): Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Hong Kong SAR), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean,...
  • Blog Post: Localized Visual Studio 2008 in 9 new languages

    Visual Studio 2008 has been localized into Arabic, Czech, Hebrew, Hindi, Polish, Tamil, Turkish, Malayalam and Oriya as a free "CLIP" download package . "CLIP" stand for " Captions Language Interface Pack ". It's basically an add-on with localized user interface that you install on top of the English...
  • Blog Post: Czech Terminology: changing “klepnout” to “kliknout”

    Based on strong feedback from our users, we are changing our Czech translations for click and double-click (verb and noun) to kliknout/kliknutí and dvakrát kliknout/dvojité kliknutí , respectively. With this change, we are hoping to align these terms with the latest industry standard terminology and...