Windows Phone localization style guides – 5 languages added

We currently make Windows Phone localization style guides available for free in almost 50 languages to help app developers create and localize Windows Phone apps. We've now added 5 new languages and improved the guidelines for the existing languages. Afrikaans Basque French Canadian Galician Hausa These localization style guides help you ensure that your user interface follows the best…

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New version of Microsoft's Multilingual App Toolkit adds Xamarin support

If you are developing apps for Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, or traditional desktop applications, you may already be using the Multilingual App Toolkit (MAT) to localize your app into other languages. Till now, MAT has been focused on Microsoft technologies, but the team has just added Xamarin support which enables localization of Android and iOS apps….

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Taking the tax (and cost) out of app localization: Multilingual App Toolkit

As a developer, there’s a bit more to localizing your app than just doing a right click | add French, but the Multilingual App Toolkit (MAT)—Microsoft’s app localization add-in for Visual Studio—takes the headache out of getting your apps localized and made available to a world-wide audience. What you get with the MAT is a workflow…

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Introducing Microsoft's Global Readiness team

Microsoft's Global Readiness team is being featured in the latest edition of Brand Quarterly magazine. The article Global and Local: Getting It Right by Paige Williams covers the beginnings of the Global Readiness team and our role in representing language, geography and culture: The Global Readiness team helps ensure that all of our customers, regardless of…

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New version of Microsoft Terminology API launched

Today, the Microsoft Terminology API is being expanded with a much broader set of language combinations as well as new settings for case sensitivity. If you are developing apps for a global audience, you will now be able to create your apps for Windows Store, Windows Phone and regular Windows desktop applications using the terminology and user interface (UI)…

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BUILD 2014 talk: Apps without Borders – publishing apps in global markets

At last week’s BUILD 2014 developer conference in San Francisco, Cameron Lerum did a great walkthrough of things to consider when publishing your app globally. Cameron’s talk Apps without Borders goes through the process of planning globalization of apps for Windows Store, Windows Phone, and desktop apps. Among many useful tips for publishing your app…

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International Mother Language Day: spotlight on language efforts at Microsoft

February 21 is UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day, which promotes linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The theme of International Mother Language Day this year is “Local languages for global citizenship: spotlight on science.” Microsoft salutes this day and acknowledges the important role we play in bridging the gap between language and technology. Microsoft offers…

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