Microsoft 10 – Localization Opportunities

Windows 10In a blog, Terry Myerson, EVP of Operating Systems at Microsoft announced:

We continue to make great development progress and shared today that Windows 10 will be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. Windows has always been global with more than 1.5 billion users around the world…

The number is about the same as Windows 8 and includes Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh but not Breton, Cornish and Manx. All the Celtic languages need to be on that list…

From the likely L10N issues for Celtic languages there are Cortena, your friendly assistant, support for handwriting on touch screens and Windows 10 for phones, which may not be supported in all languages. Now may be a good time to contact Microsoft Customer Services to request support for these in your language. Another of the major software providers recently explained the lack of support for Welsh by saying no one left feedback requesting that provision, so here is our big chance!

Also, it may be a good time to contact Microsoft’s favourite translators with requests for corrections and improvements … and to show your support and appreciation. đŸ™‚

1 thought on “Microsoft 10 – Localization Opportunities

  1. Great idea! Microsoft is a different beast now and features have emerged in Windows and Windows Phone as a direct result of user feedback on community sites like UserVoice and open source. I will do so.

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