Announcing MSDN Translation Wiki: edit translations for Visual Studio 2012 topics in your language

Do you want to challenge your language skills and technical knowledge? With MSDN Translation Wiki, you can earn points, medal and achievements for your translation contributions.  Translation Wiki is a wiki environment that allows users to read and edit MSDN Library online content for Visual Studio and .NET Framework with an editor. The content is translated…


Bing Translator app now released for Windows Phone 8

One of the most fun apps for Windows Phone is now available for Windows Phone 8 users. The Bing Translator app lets you simply point your camera at text in a foreign language – whether it’s a road sign, poster, restaurant menu, or whatever – and the text gets translated in real time. For example,…


How to find translations of words like "and", "or", "about" on the Portal

A couple of visitors to the Microsoft Language Portal contacted us via the Feedback page and wrote: Apparently only English products have an About box, because there is no translation for any other language! Search Terminology is a great tool! There is however a problem if you search for proper noun terms, like “about”. The tool…


IE10 Release Preview for Windows 7 available in 39 languages

Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7 is now 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, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese Brazilian, Portuguese European, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian,…


Cool translation tech: English-Chinese Voice Translator

Fascinating talk and demo of real-time translation from spoken English into spoken Chinese. This was part of a presentation at Microsoft Research Asia’s 21st Century Computing event in Tianjin, China. Read the full article on the Next at Microsoft blog. Skip to 7:30 for the actual English-Chinese speech demo. Still a lot of work to be…


Making Musikk at the Norwegian Windows 8 Launch

Funny Microsoft Norway video from the Windows 8 launch:  From Rob Margel’s Windows blog. And if you are wondering what the Norwegian word Musikk is called in US Windows 8, you can find user interface translations in over 57 languages on the Microsoft Language Portal.