All of the MSDN glossaries have been recreated*. There are two major changes -

  • A few glossaries were previously accidentally empty, but they have now been repopulated.
  • All glossaries have been converted to Unicode - even those languages that have Ansi code pages. This means that you can now happily use your favourite text search tool to search for all kinds of language -- even Unicode-only languages.

All in all, Microsoft provides freely downloadable glossaries in 44 different languages. For each language, localization glossaries for the latest version of every significant project are included. If you're a localizer, translator or technical writer, these are great references.

You can find the updated glossaries at ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/developr/msdn/newup/Glossary, just as before.

* Actually, this all happened a week or two ago. I just didn't get around to mentioning it. Sorry...


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