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The Global Developer Blog provides information to software developers and testers who are interested in international aspects of developer tools and technologies.
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    Awareness Blog: BhashaIndia.com

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    Awareness (India specific): Local language content always helps in enriching developers’ experience with the technology. Developers on Microsoft platforms have different community portals in different parts of the world. In India, the land of...
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    WR Series: Arabic a Complex Script

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    In this video, you will explore the different features of the Arabic language. First, we will add an Arabic Keyboard and start typing Arabic. Switch to right-to-left display and examine some Arabic character shaping characteristics, in addition to ligatures...
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    New Indian Rupee Symbol

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    On July of 2010 the Indian government announced the new currency symbol for the Indian Rupee. The original Rupee symbol will still be used in various other countries. The Indian Ministry of IT has been working with the Unicode standards group to include...
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    Shaping Arabic Characters

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    In a previous post , I talked about converting Arabic digits. Today I’ll talk to you about shaping Arabic characters. Windows in general, performs the contextual shaping of Arabic characters as we type them. However some applications, especially...
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    WR Series: How to Change the Display Language of Visual Studio

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    In this short “how-to” video Andy Gonzalez , a PM from the Developer Division GDX team, shows you how to change the Display Language of Visual Studio. As always, stay tuned for more videos regarding globalization topics! We also recommend...
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    Training Future Global Developers

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    Warning: This post differs somewhat from our typical Global Developer blog posts. Rather than discussing a specific issue or technical topic related to developing global software, I want to introduce you to an exciting tool that I work on called Small...
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