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…


How to suggest language support for Windows Phone

If your language is not currently supported on Windows Phone, the Windows Phone Suggestion Box is a handy site to make your voice heard and vote up suggestions from other users. Once an idea has been implemented, you’ll see a small COMPLETED label.      


New Windows Phone glossaries: Simplified Chinese, Indonesian, Malay

If you are developing Windows Phone apps in Simplified Chinese, Indonesian or Malay, you can now find the translations of the user interface and key terminology on the Language Portal Online Search. The terminology includes translations of key Windows Phone UI such as “live tile”, “Marketplace” or “hub”. We’ve also made the localization and authoring style guides…


Coming soon: Microsoft Manual of Style, 4th Edition

The 4th edition of the Microsoft Manual of Style – essentially the English Style Guide for Microsoft products – has been released to manufacturing and will available in ebook versions (PDF, ePub, Mobi/Kindle) and hard copy in a few weeks. The new edition is a major update of the last edition from 2004. It is…


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…