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Michael Kaplan’s Sorting it All Out blog is back! http:/// (via Tim’s comment)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/08/14

A while ago, Tim mentioned that [WayBack] Michael Kaplan’s blog “Sorting it All Out” on MSDN was gone.

I amended my original post because of it (see below), and I’m really happy that Tim kept track of his comment, and just posted a new comment:

Michael Kaplan’s Sorting it All Out blog is back! [WayBack] http:///

Back to the original edit I made as the new blog doesn’t (yet?) has all the content of the old blog:

Edit: Michael’s MSDN blog is officially dead, but there are the nice web archive and web cache virtues:

Michael also appeared on this 30 minute podcast episode: [WayBackHanselminutes Technology Podcast – Fresh Air and Fresh Perspectives for Developers – Sorting out Internationalization with Michael Kaplan

Michael Kaplan is a Developer in the Windows International group and the author of the popular ‘Sorting It Out’ blog that is dedicated it all things ‘-ization.’ That means Globalization, Internationalization, and Localization. This show is is brought to you by the CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER A.

Some key points:

  • Use these languages for UI testing
    • English as it is common and slightly wordy
    • German because it is
      • more wordy (30-50% more than English) to test for clipping text, and used enough to warrant the energy
    • Turkish because of the Turkish i
    • Arabic (is right-to-left, cursive and has ligatures) or Hebrew (which is just right-to-left and cursive)
    • Thai because it has plenty of word-breaking issues and tests Uniscribe well
  • Push UTF-8 all the way through your system and back and avoid question marks and other

After that: time to catch up on Michael’s new blog (:


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