Developing an app for Windows 8 and want to make it available in multiple languages?
The Microsoft Language Portal now enables you to find the Windows 8 translations of user interface terms such as Start screen, file explorer, charm, or Pin to Start in more than 57 languages.
For example, if you want to discover how picture password is translated in Japanese, the portal provides both a definition and the context in which the translations appear in Japanese Windows 8:
And if you are completely new to localization, a great first step is to set up your project for localization using the free Multilingual App Toolkit from the Windows International localization team.
Windows 8 ships in 109 languages, and more languages will be added to the portal later. Here’s what’s available now:
Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani (Latin), Basque, Bosnian (Latin), Brazilian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English UK, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Norwegian, Norwegian (Nynorsk), Persian, Polish, Portuguese European, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia), Serbian (Latin, Serbia), Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and Welsh.