Visual Studio 2013 now available in 14 languages

The new version of Visual Studio recently released with localized UI in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. And as announced on the Developer Content Localization Team blog, the release also includes extensive localized reference material in these languages. So whether you are running Visual…

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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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Help us figure out how to translate “charm” and “app” in Windows 8

We are starting the work to figure out what we should call Windows 8 user interface terms such as “charms”, “apps”, “snapped apps” or “thumb keyboard” in international versions. You can now have a say in what we call all this in Chinese Simplified, Japanese, German and French (more languages will be added later). Here’s…

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How does your French Windows Phone say “Oops”? Style Guides now available

If you are developing Windows Phone apps for international markets, it’s now easier to ensure that your app speaks to the user in the same tone, style and level of formality as the Windows Phone OS. The Windows Phone team have just made 5 international style guides available for free download to help localize apps…

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Finding international Windows Phone 7 terminology

If you are developing international apps for Windows Phone 7, the key terms and user interface translations are now available on the Microsoft Language Portal for the following languages: UK English French Italian German Spanish The terms and translations are available both for online search (select “Windows Phone” in the drop-down) and download (for MSDN/TechNet…

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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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Context-sensitive speller

Today’s post in the Office Natural Language Team Blog reminds us that a great addition to Office 2007, a context-sensitive spelling checker, is also available for Spanish (as well as English and German). It is a very useful feature for languages with recurrent homophones, like they’re, their and there in English. It helps users avoid…

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Windows 7 Beta in Arabic, German, Hindi and Japanese available on Jan 9

Windows 7 Beta is now ready and in addition to English, it’ll also be available in German, Japanese, Arabic, and Hindi on January 9. Each language will be available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions (except Hindi which will only be available in 32-bit). Read more on the Windows 7 Team blog. If you read German, check…

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