Localizing Windows Phone apps: New terminology and Style Guides posted

Another 15 localization style guides for developing international Windows Phone apps have just been made available by the Windows Phone team. Style guides provide instructions to help ensure that your app speaks to the user in the same tone, style and level of formality as Windows Phone itself. For example, should you say please or…

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Internet Explorer 9 has released in 39 languages

Internet Explorer 9 is final and 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, Spanish, Swedish,…

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Internet Explorer 9 RC ships in 40 languages

Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate is now available in 40 languages simultaneously: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Hong Kong SAR), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese Brazilian, Portuguese European, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai,…

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Internet Explorer 9 Beta available in 33 languages

Internet Explorer 9 Beta launched last week and not just for English. It comes in 32 other languages: Arabic, Chinese Hong Kong SAR, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese Brazilian, Portuguese European, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian… ……

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Danish and Ukrainian Style Guides Recently Updated

The Danish and Ukrainian Style Guides available from the Microsoft Language Portal were updated recently. In the Danish Style Guide, section 4.1.1.7. Mood has been updated. In Danish some verbs in the imperative form can be mistaken for a noun and therefore we have added an accent acute to the verb in order to distinguish…

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Windows Live terminology - what users told us

For a couple of months earlier this year, we ran a terminology feedback program to solicit comments and alternative suggestions from our users. This program was specifically aimed at the existing terminology in the Windows Live suite of services (Messenger, Spaces, Hotmail, etc) and in particular on social networking terminology. The project was live for…

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