GUI to Microsoft® Glossaries for Technical Translators and Technical Translation Agencies

Microsoft Glossaries

 

WinLexic provides easy interface to Microsoft Glossaries for technical translators and other experts who need to get acquainted with Microsoft terminology or use it as reference regularly. But what Microsoft Glossaries are all about?

Microsoft Glossaries are stored in CSV (Comma Separated Values) format. Their format is often very uneven, therefore during development of WinLexic we had to solve many problems normalizing their format for comfortable user-friendly display.

Example of Microsoft glossary in raw form:

WinLexic - Raw Glossary Data

Example of Microsoft glossary in user-friendly form (in WinLexic):

WinLexic - Searches Microsoft Glossaries Fast!

Each glossary includes Source Term, String Category, Platform, and Product columns. Other columns, such as source hotkey, target hotkey, or product version may be included as well. Below are the meanings of String Category abbreviations provided by Microsoft® (they are automatically parsed by WinLexic during display).

Abbreviation
String Category
TXT
Text
MSG
Message
ERR
Error Message
CMT
Comment
STS
Status Bar
TOL
Tool Tip
KEY
Key Name
ARG
Argument Name
FUN
Function Name
FLD
Folder Name
FNT
Font Name
TXB
Static Text
TDB
Dialog Title
TAB
Tab Control
GBT
Group Box Title
EDT
Edit Box
BUT
Button
OPT
Option Button
CHK
Check Box
CST
Custom Control
TKB
Slider Bar
PGB
Progress Bar
DRV
Drive Control
FLC
Folder Control
MNU
Menu Item
ACL
Accelerator
VER
Version
TRX
Translation Record
LBX
List Box
SLB
Scroll Bar
CBX
Combo Box
RDB
Radio Button
GRP
Group Box
GEN
General
UNK
Unknown
KWD
Keyword
TTL
Topic Title
PTL
Page Title
COM
Command
ADR
Address
ALT
Alternative Text
HTX
HTML Text
HTT
HTML Title
JST
Java Text
NUM
Number
PGI
Page Information
STY
Style
VST
VB Script Text
PTY
Property
MAC
Macro Action
FIL
File Name
BIL
Billboards
DIA
Dialog Item
DES
Description
FTL
Feature Title
FDS
Feature Description
IFN
INI File Name
IFK
INI File Key
IFS
INI File Section
IFV
INI File Value
APD
AppData
RGV
Registry Value
RSD
Resource Data
SHD
Shortcut Description
SHN
Shortcut Name
SHH
Shortcut HotKey
SHA
Shortcut Argument
VRB
Verb
ARM
Argument
CID
Component Id
FLS
File Size
FLV
File version
FLL
File Language
DOC
Documentation