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  • Blog Post: Information central.

    Just in time for the Vista street date, the Vista International Support Portal is live at www.microsoft.com/globaldev/vista/vistahome.mspx ! It contains lots of information about the locales, language packs, LIPs, fonts, and keyboards that we ship, and it makes a handy reference to figure out which languages...
  • Blog Post: So I want Windows to support my language. How does that happen, exactly?

    One of the disappointing things about the end of a product cycle is that it's too late to add into this version all the cool new customer requests that we get. (Of course, the flip side of this is that one of the great things about new product cycles is that we have lots of cool new customer requests...
  • Blog Post: Lights, camera, action!

    For everything you ever wanted to know about Windows globalization and localization, or at least for one or two things, you might like to check out this Channel 9 interview. It features Michael Kaplan , whose blog you may know; Jeff Allen, our director of localization services; Alp Turkmen, who is driving...
  • Blog Post: Next stop: Antarctica?

    A couple of days ago I posted about the Microsoft Locale Builder. But what about the locales that we're adding new for Vista? A few interesting facts: When Vista ships, it will include locale support for over 130 languages built in as part of Windows locales. The built-in writing system support...
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