Windows 7 glossary
Thread poster: Channa Montijn

Channa Montijn  Identity Verified
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Dec 4, 2009

Dear all

Does anybody know where to download a free glossary (English-other languages (esp. Dutch)for Windows 7.
I checked the Microsoft Language Page, but they only offer a term and glossary search option for free and I am looking for a file I can import in a TM or in MT.
On this site MS mentions this:
"With an MSDN or TechNet subscription, you can download the UI translations (a.k.a. "UI strings") in CSV format. These now include Windows 7 translations. The content of these files is identical to what you will find in the online search on the Language Portal, but the UI strings in CSV format can be useful for offline searches."
Thanks in advance for your comments!


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FarkasAndras
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Glossary or TM Dec 4, 2009

Channa Montijn wrote:

Dear all

Does anybody know where to download a free glossary (English-other languages (esp. Dutch)for Windows 7.
I checked the Microsoft Language Page, but they only offer a term and glossary search option for free and I am looking for a file I can import in a TM or in MT.
On this site MS mentions this:
"With an MSDN or TechNet subscription, you can download the UI translations (a.k.a. "UI strings") in CSV format. These now include Windows 7 translations. The content of these files is identical to what you will find in the online search on the Language Portal, but the UI strings in CSV format can be useful for offline searches."
Thanks in advance for your comments!


The text you quote clearly refers to UI strings, i.e. it is a TM. Is this what you want or a glossary?
Microsoft has always had a multilingual glossary in Excel on the language site, freely downloadable without as much as registering. I'm sure it's still on there, perhaps updated with some Win7 terminology - although I'm sure there isn't much to add. It's pretty comprehensive and pretty good... well, if you need Microsoft terminology it is.
If you want a full TM with all the win7 strings (legally), I guess you'll need an MSDN or Technet subscription.


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Claudio Porcellana  Identity Verified
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no more ftp glossaries Dec 4, 2009

you must definitely pay for a MSDN or Technet subscription

Claudio


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FarkasAndras
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Indeed Dec 5, 2009

It does look like Microsoft have removed the xls glossary from the site, I can't find it now. It was there about half a year or a year ago.
A few years back they even made the the UI strings freely available... apparently, they are becoming more and more secretive.
Good job I have these resoucres stashed away...


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Claudio Porcellana  Identity Verified
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just in case you haven't filed MS FTP glossaries ... Dec 5, 2009

with WinLexic 2005 (the same developers of Translation Office) you can have all them plus a user-friendly interface ...

Claudio


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Channa Montijn  Identity Verified
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Glossaries Dec 5, 2009

Fortunately I do have the glossaries of previous Windows versions (via the ftp site), I was just wondering if there was an updated version (with Windows 7 terms and translated terms) which we could download like we used to.

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Willeke Barens  Identity Verified
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status of windows7 glossaries? Sep 29, 2010

hi Channa, did you find anything in the meantime? I've come across a few terms now in a translation and I'd like to make sure they are OK for Windows 7!

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Andrei Shmatkov  Identity Verified
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MS glossary Sep 29, 2010

Willeke Barens wrote:

hi Channa, did you find anything in the meantime? I've come across a few terms now in a translation and I'd like to make sure they are OK for Windows 7!


I always check MS terms at http://www.microsoft.com/Language/en-US/Search.aspx
Hope it helps!


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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Or even better Sep 29, 2010

Glossary downloads in TBX: http://www.microsoft.com/Language/en-US/Terminology.aspx

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Channa Montijn  Identity Verified
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Via internet Sep 30, 2010

I have been using the Microsoft glossary on the internet and it works really well... even better than importing files in MT like I use to, because MT not always works the way it should

Happy translator's day!


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FarkasAndras
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Thanks Sep 30, 2010

Stanislav Pokorny wrote:

Glossary downloads in TBX: http://www.microsoft.com/Language/en-US/Terminology.aspx


Apparently, Microsoft didn't remove the xls files to screw with us then; they were just transitioning to a different format.
The TBX files are far from ideal: you can't easily generate a multilingual termbase from them and the structure is pretty poor as well: synonyms have been entered as new records. Still, these are just small niggles. We got updated and expanded content (they added definitions), and I'm very happy with that.

The Hungarian-English glossary grew from about 10 thousand entries to 12 thousand, so it looks like a significant update.
Thanks again for sharing!


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