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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...
31 Oct 2013
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...
19 Dec 2011
Finding international Windows Phone 7 terminology
If you are developing international apps for Windows Phone 7, the key terms and user interface translations are now available on the Microsoft Language Portal for the following languages: UK English French Italian German Spanish The terms and translations are available both for online search (select...
28 Apr 2011
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...
9 Aug 2011
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...
10 Feb 2011
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...
9 Dec 2008
Today’s post in the Office Natural Language Team Blog reminds us that a great addition to Office 2007, a context-sensitive spelling checker , is also available for Spanish (as well as English and German). It is a very useful feature for languages with recurrent homophones , like they’re, their and...
15 Jan 2009
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,...
19 Sep 2010
Windows 7 Beta in Arabic, German, Hindi and Japanese available on Jan 9
Windows 7 Beta is now ready and in addition to English, it'll also be available in German, Japanese, Arabic, and Hindi on January 9. Each language will be available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions (except Hindi which will only be available in 32-bit). Read more on the Windows 7 Team blog . If you read...
8 Jan 2009
Terms under the spotlight
This page is a compilation of the "terms of the month" featured in the Microsoft Language Portal . It includes the following terms: Breadcrumb Cookie Nudge Ribbon Tag cloud Tap Wizard Breadcrumb The term breadcrumb navigation was coined in reference to the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale, by...
13 Nov 2008
Animals and... IT terminology!
English is a very creative language which often uses semantic neologisms (a new meaning is given to an already existing word) and/or terminologization (a generic word is transformed into a new term in a special language). Here are a few well-known examples* of terms that originally described only...
14 Nov 2008
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,...
15 Mar 2011
Multilingual documentation: English and localized Help
The Search tool in the Microsoft Language Portal lets you access the Microsoft terminology database, with thousands of English terms, their definitions and their translations in more than 90 languages, and millions of software strings from localized Microsoft products (also known as UI strings , i.e...
22 Nov 2008
Help us figure out how to translate “charm” and “app” in Windows 8
We are starting the work to figure out what we should call Windows 8 user interface terms such as “ charms ”, “ apps ”, “ snapped apps ” or “ thumb keyboard ” in international versions. You can now have a say in what we call all this in Chinese Simplified , Japanese , German and French (more languages...
29 Sep 2011
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