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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: How does your French Windows Phone say “Oops”? Style Guides now available

    If you are developing Windows Phone apps for international markets, it’s now easier to ensure that your app speaks to the user in the same tone, style and level of formality as the Windows Phone OS. The Windows Phone team have just made 5 international style guides available for free download to help...
  • Blog Post: Office 2013 and Windows Phone 8 product terminology published

    The Microsoft Language Portal has been updated with terminology and UI translations from Office 2013, Windows Phone 8 and new languages added to Windows 8 and Office 2013. The portal provides online search for thousands of translations used in Microsoft products in more than 100 languages. Here's...
  • Blog Post: 14 new languages announced for Windows 8

    February 21 is UNESCO's International Mother Language Day . To mark this, the Windows team are today announcing that Windows 8 will be available in 14 new languages , bringing the total number of languages supported to 109. The languages announced today are English UK , Punjabi (Pakistan) , Sindhi...