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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: 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: 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...
  • 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: 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...