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Appendix D: International and Localized Versions

 

Applications that run only on Windows 2000 and above (and do not run on Windows 9x or NT4) and that register as Unicode applications do not need to retest localized versions of that application. The application must be submitted in the primary language version in which it is to be marketed-that is, where the most units are expected to be sold. VeriTest will test the application using the matching localized versions of Windows. If the application passes logo compliance testing in the primary language version, the logo can be used for all localized versions of that application.

ANSI Based Apps

Because of the differences among ANSI applications of different languages, the Logo can only be used for localized versions of a product that are in the same language category as the product that is tested.

For each language category, you must submit the version of your application that is localized for your primary target market within that language category. To license the Logo for any version of the application in another language category, you must submit one version of the application localized to a language in the intended category, plus a retest fee. Once this version of the application passes compliance testing, the application is licensed to use the logo for all localized versions of your application within that language category.

For example, if an application is submitted in English and passes in English, the Logo may be used on the packaging and advertising for the English version and also any language listed in the Single-Byte category. However, the Logo may not be used on the Japanese version unless the application is also submitted and passes in Japanese or another Double Byte language.

The following list shows the language categories:

  • Single Byte Language Category
    • English
    • German
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Swedish
    • Danish
    • Finnish
    • Norwegian
    • Italian
    • Dutch
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Czech
    • Slovenian
    • Greek
    • Hungarian
    • Polish
    • Turkish
    • Slovak
  • Double Byte Language Category
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Traditional Chinese
    • Simplified Chinese
  • Complex Script Language Category
    • Arabic
    • Hebrew
    • Thai
    Note   If you localize to a language not listed here, please send e-mail to: Winlogo@microsoft.com
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