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    This article first appeared in the Microsoft Language Portal . In software development, there are regulations and initiatives that emphasize the security, privacy, and availability of software. What role do content creators play in supporting this initiative? The security-related content provided...
  • Blog Post: Localization, globalization and localizability

    The term localization describes the translation and adaptation for a local market of a program originally developed in a different market and in a different language, usually English. Localization activities include translating the user interface, resizing dialog boxes, customizing features (if necessary...
  • Blog Post: Is your content ready for globalization?

    This article first appeared in the Microsoft Language Portal . Hardly a day goes by that we don't hear something about globalization and how it is impossible for companies to overlook the importance of building products and services for a global market. The reasons are simple: Software and web...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Terminology management methods in the localization process

    This article first appeared in the Microsoft Language Portal . It briefly summarizes the main terminology management methods in the localization process and highlights the differences between the semasiological and onomasiological approaches. Terminology management in the localization process has...
  • Blog Post: Terminology management at Microsoft

    This article first appeared in the Microsoft Language Portal . It describes how Microsoft terminology gets from the drawing board to the people outside Microsoft who need it - third-party software developers, user interface designers, and language professionals. The Microsoft Language Excellence group...