Pitfalls of Chinese Conversion (Part 1)

After basic introduction of software Globalization from my team mates, I would like to talk about something more specific in this entry. Kernel32 is one of the DLLs (Dynamic-Link Libraries) supported by Microsoft Windows. It is a collection of code which can be used by multiple processes while being loaded into memory. Kernel32.dll has provided…

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Diacritics, Accents, Tashkeel

So what are diacritics anyway? Diacritic is a mark typically used in combination with another character. These are sometimes called ‘accents’, in Latin, for example, “â” the mark on top of the “a” is a diacritic. In Hebrew and Arabic these are marks that denote vowels. In Arabic, these are also called ‘tashkeel’, for example…


Globalization Basics for Windows Phone 7

  If you had a chance to look at our previous post, then you already know a little about Globalization.  In this post, I am going to show you a hands-on approach of what this really means. By now you know that Globalization is not about the language of your application, but about the way…

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Introduction to Software Globalization and Localization

More and more the world is proving to be a smaller place. When you publish your Internet site, you are likely to have visitors from all over the world and not only your country. The same goes with your client applications, users might be spread from testers in Holland, developers in India, support center in…


Welcome to Global Developer Blog!

Global Developer Blog is hosted by GDX (Global Developer Experiences) team members from Microsoft. This blog will provide insightful information to software developers and test engineers who are interested in Developer Products and Technologies. We plan to use this blog to focus on the fields of Globalization, Localization, Localizability and any international topics. If you’re…

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