New data posted on the Microsoft Language Portal

The Microsoft Language Portal has been updated with terminology and UI translations from a number of international Microsoft products that have released over the last 3 months.

This data will help you globalize and localize products quickly, efficiently and to the same style, tone and terminology standards as in localized Microsoft products.

A few highlights in this update:

  • Internet Explorer 9: 53 more languages added in addition to the existing 39, bringing the total number of Internet Explorer 9 languages to 93. To install Internet Explorer 9 for your language, visit the Internet Explorer 9 download site.
  • Office 2010: More Office 2010 Language Interface Packs that have released in the last few months. New languages include Azerbaijani, Tatar, Luxembourgish, Assamese, Filipino, Malayalam, Khmer, Bengali, Nepali, Odia, Sinhala, Telugu, Afrikaans, Bangla, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Kiswahili, Malay (Brunei), Setswana, Quechua, Maltese, Georgian and Bosnian (Latin). More languages are coming in the near future. Keep an eye on the Office Language Interface Pack site to see what languages are already released and what’s coming up.
  • SQL Server Compact: 13 languages added.
  • Dynamics CRM 5: 40 languages added.
  • Visual Studio Windows Azure Tools: 9 languages added.

You can access this new data via the Language Portal online search, the downloadable Microsoft Terminology Collection (TBX format) and the UI translations (SW TMs) available in CSV format (MSDN/TechNet subscribers only).

Coming up in the next few weeks: Windows Phone 7 style guides for English UK, German, Italian, French and Spanish as well as updates to several of our generic style guides.

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