Yesterday,  the IE team  is pleased to announce the availability of Internet Explorer Beta 2 in 21 additional  languages. The languages released today are fully localized versions of the IE8 English Beta 2.

The Complete List of IE8 Beta 2 Languages

Arabic hero_ie8_hover_new
Chinese (Hong Kong)
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)
Czech

Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French

German
Greek
Hebrew
Hungarian
Italian

Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese (Brazil)

Portuguese (Portugal)
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish

Note: Please visit the Internet Explorer 8 homepage on Microsoft.com to download IE8 Beta 2 in your language of choice. Alternatively, you can download all languages from the Microsoft Download Center.

Supported Platforms

This release is supported only on x86 versions of the following platforms with the exception of Hebrew which is also supported on 64-Bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. 

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Vista SP1
  • Windows XP SP2
  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows Server 2008

When installing localized versions of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 on XP or Windows Server 2003 please remember that the base language of the operating system must match the IE8 language you are trying to install; otherwise the Setup Wizard will display an error. For Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, the base language of Windows does not need to match the Internet Explorer 8 language version in order for a successful install. When your user active language matches the Internet Explorer 8 language you installed, then IE8 will appear in the desired language. You will still be able to use IE8 in all other scenarios, but it will appear in English as a fall back version.