Implementing the Portuguese spelling reform in Portugal

A few days ago, we posted the new and updated European Portuguese Style Guide. With this new edition, we will now begin to gradually adopt the Portuguese spelling reform in new products and services until the expiry of the transition period in Portugal in 2014. The topic Portuguese Spelling Reform in the style guide contains…

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Spelling Reform Topic Updated in Portuguese (Brazil) Style Guide

 The 5th edition of Vocabulário Ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa (VOLP) was published on March 19, 2009, clarifying  the points that were obscure in the official text of the Spelling Agreement.  In Portuguese (Brazil) Style Guide available on the Language Portal, the topic Portuguese Spelling Reform was updated accordingly to conform with the procedure and methodology…

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Portuguese spelling reform in Brazil

On January 1st, 2009, Brazil started adopting the new spelling rules, defined in the Spelling Agreement signed in 1990 by seven Portuguese-speaking countries. Grammarians estimate that the spelling reform affects 0.5% of the Portuguese (Brazil) lexicon. In Brazil, there will be a 4-year transition period in which both spellings will be accepted. As the purpose…

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Terms under the spotlight

This page is a compilation of the “terms of the month” featured in the Microsoft Language Portal. It includes the following terms: BreadcrumbCookieNudgeRibbonTag cloudTapWizard   Breadcrumb The term breadcrumb navigation was coined in reference to the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale, by analogy to the trail of breadcrumbs that the children left in the forest…

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