Microsoft Language Portal has now been updated with terminology and UI translations from a number of international Microsoft products that have released over the last 3 months, announced Palle Petersen, Lead International Project Engineer at Microsoft.
“This data will help you globalize and localize products quickly, efficiently and to the same style, tone and terminology standards as in localized Microsoft products,” Petersen revealed.
Among the products that offer additional language options to users as of this year, are Internet Explorer 9, Office 2010, Dynamics CRM, SQL Server Compact, and Visual Studio Windows Azure Tools.
Petersen also revealed about the up comings’ in the next few weeks includes: “Windows Phone 7 style guides for English UK, German, Italian, French and Spanish as well as updates to several of our generic style guides.”
Here’s a few highlights in this update:
- Internet Explorer 9: 53 more languages added in addition to the existing 39, bringing the total number of Internet Explorer 9 languages to 93.
- Office 2010 Language Interface Packs that have released in the last few months include Azerbaijani, Tatar, Luxembourgish, Assamese, Filipino, Malayalam, Khmer, Bengali, Nepali, Odia, Sinhala, Telugu, Afrikaans, Bangla, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Kiswahili, Malay (Brunei), Setswana, Quechua, Maltese, Georgian and Bosnian (Latin). More languages are coming in the near future.
- SQL Server Compact: 13 languages added.
- Dynamics CRM 5: 40 languages added.
- Visual Studio Windows Azure Tools: 9 languages added.
You can access this new data via the Language Portal online search, the downloadable Microsoft Terminology Collection (TBX format) and the UI translations (SW TMs) available in CSV format (MSDN/TechNet subscribers only).