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Windows Phone 8: Localization

Published on Monday, January 7, 2013 4:26:45 PM UTC in Programming & Tools

With Windows Phone 8 the number of markets where users can get apps and games has been increased to a whopping 191 [1]. And even with Windows Phone 7.8, by the time of writing 95 markets are available [2]. These are quite impressive numbers compared to the opportunities we had when Windows Phone was released initially. Naturally now topics like localization become more and more interesting even for smaller apps, to stimulate customers' interest outside the English-speaking world. Windows Phone supported this from the beginning, however the tooling was somewhat inferior to what we were used to from other Microsoft platforms. In Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has improved the developer experience for localization and made it significantly more comfortable to translate your applications to different languages. In this article, I'll take a detailed look at what has changed.

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