Localization Guidelines for Key Mnemonics and Accelerator Keys
Thread poster: christelle.c

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Oct 18, 2010


I would like to know more about guidelines / best practices for Key mnemonics and accelerator keys' localization.
Would any one have information on the subject or suggest links where such information may be available?



Olaf (X)
Local time: 22:03
English to German
Check out the free Microsoft Style Guide Oct 19, 2010

The MS Style Guide has a whole section on this topic. Among other things they recommend avoid choosing letters with a downstroke like q and g or letters with accents like é, é, ë, ê, à, â, î, ù, etc.

For more information see the MS Style Guide, which you can download here:

Make sure to select the French version. (The guide itself is in English, but some of the topics are country specific.)


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Thank you Oct 19, 2010

Thank you, Olaf!
The information was very helpful.


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