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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 20:50
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Feb 27, 2006

I just discovered that a large cache of glossaries in various languages is available for download via ftp from Microsoft's site. Here is the link. I downloaded the Hindi glossaries and they work just fine in excel.

The languages available are these (not an exhaustive list):

Hindi
Gujarati
Marathi
Tamil
Telugu
Kannada
Punjabi
Konkani
Urdu

Farsi
Albanian
German
Arabic
Chinese
Korean
Finnish
French
Hebrew
Hungarian
Indonesian
Japanese
Italian
Polish
Russian
Romanian
Spanish
Swedish
Ukranian

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/developr/msdn/newup/Glossary/

These glossaries contain the translation of the strings of text generated by various Microsoft softwares like Windows, MSOffice, etc., and will be immensely useful to those doing translation/localization of softwares, especially Microsoft products.

[Edited at 2006-02-27 11:07]


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Sanye  Identity Verified
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Thank you. Most useful! Feb 27, 2006

Balasubramaniam wrote:

I just discovered that a large cache of glossaries in various languages are available for download via ftp from Microsoft's site. Here is the link. I downloaded the Hindi glossaries and they work just fine in excel.

The languages available are these (not an exhaustive list):

Hindi
Gujarati
Marathi
Tamil
Telugu
Kannada
Punjabi
Konkani
Urdu

Farsi
Albanian
German
Arabic
Chinese
Korean
Finnish
French
Hebrew
Hungarian
Indonesian
Japanese
Italian
Polish
Russian
Romanian
Spanish
Swedish
Ukranian

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/developr/msdn/newup/Glossary/


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Debora Villa
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Thanks Feb 27, 2006

Thanks very much!

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Ricki Farn
Germany
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Grab 'em as long as you can... Feb 27, 2006

... they may soon be gone.

http://www.proz.com/post/287752#287752


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chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Bala, thanks for sharing Feb 27, 2006

It is a great find. These glossaries may be useful in future, especially when translating something for Microsoft because in such a case, we'd be able to maintain the consistency.

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