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  • 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: Windows Live terminology - what users told us

    For a couple of months earlier this year, we ran a terminology feedback program to solicit comments and alternative suggestions from our users. This program was specifically aimed at the existing terminology in the Windows Live suite of services (Messenger, Spaces, Hotmail, etc) and in particular on...
  • 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: Dutch Style Guide Updated

    The Dutch Style Guide has been updated and is available for download from the Language Portal Style Guide Download Center . Here is an overview of the changes made in this update: - Guidelines for translation of key names have been changed. - A new section has been added on the translation of wizard...
  • 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,...