RE: Microsoft Manual of Style

Subject: RE: Microsoft Manual of Style
From: "Jocelyn Olivier" <jolivier -at- calendra -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 10:41:13 +0200


A few years ago, I worked at a translation company. We produced the MS documentation in French. Microsoft in Dublin and/or Seattle used to send us guidelines like:
- Guidelines for Translators of Microsoft Documentation
- Translation Guidelines for Localization of Packaging Texts
- etc.

The rules in French were as tough as in English. That was sometimes crazy but I must admit you get quality docs via strong consistency.

I do not know how to get the guidelines if you are not a Microsoft translator.


-----Original Message-----
From: koster -at- laurence -dot- net [mailto:koster -at- laurence -dot- net]
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 11:36 PM
Subject: Microsoft Manual of Style

Firstly a big thank you to everyone who responded to my keyboard question.

I have a couple questions about the Microsoft Manual of Style which I hope
someone can help me with.

- Are there Microsoft style manuals for languages othere than English?

- The latest version on offer from is from 1998 -
has an out of print edition. Is this really the latest version? Obviously
there is new terminology from Windows 2000 and XP which is important.


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