Microsoft's Language Community app taps Insiders to correct Windows 10 translations

Microsoft recently released a new app in the Windows Store meant to help refine translations across Windows 10. Called Language Community, the app relies on Windows Insiders to help correct and suggest better translations for functions across the operating system (via Aggiornamenti Lumia). And if you don't have a suggestion offhand, the app will offer up suggestions to upvote from other Windows Insiders.

Here's how Microsoft describes the app:

Help us make Windows translations better! Capture screenshots of Windows translations that need improvements. Send us your translation suggestions or vote for translation suggestions submitted by other Windows Insiders. Join the Windows Insider program and help shape Windows in your language.

The app works by asking you to take screen captures of a particular system window whenever you find something deemed to be a bad translation. From there, you can highlight the text on any area to bring up either a list of suggestions from other Insiders or suggest your own translation.

Crowdsourcing translation corrections is certainly an interesting approach, and if there were ever a place to do it, the Insider community would be it. Language Community is labeled as a pre-release version and is available to download now, but it's only up for grabs for Windows Insiders on the Fall Creators Update and up.

Thanks for the tip, Alex!

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