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Is there a resource anywhere that lists common web UI phrases in multiple languages?

I'm interested in having quick access to translations of phrases like cancel, save, welcome, and so on for quick prototyping of internationalized sites.

Obviously a site-wide contextual translation is necessary for a final product, but I'm interested in what I can do in my first pass over a design - it feels awful to just write nonsense into translation files, or copy/paste phrases I know are incorrect!

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I would check various Linux branches - there are a lot of translations of standard terms to different languages. But perhaps it is not very well organized to see a translation to many languages at once (checked ubuntu launchpad just now). Another option may be using Google translate, hope it can properly translate standard phrases. –  Sergiy T. Feb 17 at 23:22
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Checking large sofwtare projects is a good idea. I'm always hesitant to use auto translation because I imagine standard phrases can have many different translations, and I have no way of asking the translator to give me 'no, when referring to a boolean setting' to avoid do not want :P. –  Daniel Buckmaster Feb 17 at 23:29
    
@SergiyT. sorry, forgot to tag you in my response. –  Daniel Buckmaster Feb 17 at 23:42
    
You can simply machine translate your resource file (po, resx, strings.xml etc.) if you are simply looking for pseudo translation for testing and design purposes. Google Translation toolkit can do that for you. –  eakkas Feb 18 at 6:12
    
"I'm over 18" is surely one of those phrases :) –  Vitaly Mijiritsky Feb 18 at 13:48

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Microsoft has their terminology online and for download:
https://www.microsoft.com/Language/en-US/Default.aspx

This should contain all default things you need.

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That looks fantastic! Thanks. –  Daniel Buckmaster Feb 18 at 22:43

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