More International Support in Mango

Just in case you missed it, Mango, the next version of Windows Phone will be even more internationally enabled.   Support for East Asian languages At Mix 11, support for East Asian languages was announced. This has come about by a modified implementation of the Metro design layout. To accommodate the bigger size of East…

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Some Thoughts on Initializing Silverlight Culture Properties

In his post Introducing xml:lang in XAML Mike Hedley discussed how that property plays an important role in linguistic services on WPF and Silverlight.   If there is one take-away, it is that allowing it to default to “en-US” could have unintended consequences, to the point of severely limiting your application’s usefulness for non-English speaking users,…