Want to give feedback on Windows translations?

ripped from Palle’s post on the Microsoft language Portal Blog “If you speak any of the 25 languages on the list below, the Windows localization team is looking for your feedback on the terminology used in Windows. To get started, click your language below and sign in with your Windows Live ID: Once you’ve signed…


Windows 7 Terminology in 35 Languages

Following the general distribution release of Windows 7, we made the Windows 7 terminology and UI strings available for 35 languages on the Microsoft Language Portal. This allows any user of Microsoft products to search and discover Windows 7 terms and software translations. Simply enter the English term, your corresponding language and press search. Thanks…


Language Portal Search Tool – Bidirectional Search Enabled!

Just saw this from Briita on the Microsoft Language Portal Blog, this looks like a great tool to be able to do bi-directional search queries on terminology. http://www.microsoft.com/language/en/us/search.mspx just follow the instructions 1. In the search text box, enter a non-English IT term, for example “klicken” (the German term for English “click”). 2. In the…


The Semi-colon and is it dead?

No this isn’t a topic that will end up in a Phythonesque dead parrot sketch. But over my morning black americano I was reading The Independent when I stumbled upon an article about punctuation, and a complaint from our French cousins that: “English writing style has killed the semi-colon; it’s too direct, they say.” anyway…

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