Office 2010 Language Packs are add-ins that enable desktops to support multiple languages, including Menus/Display, Help, Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Spell Checker. Language packs enhance the user experience. For example, users can choose to use individual aspects of the language pack, such as the spell checker feature, which they can use to proof a document in a language other than the default language that is configured on their computer.

Language Packs enable localized Menus/Display, Help, and document proofing tools for most Microsoft Office 2010 applications, including Access , Excel, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, SharePoint Workspace, Visio, Word, and the Microsoft Office 2010 suites that contain these products. Language Packs are not supported on Word Starter 2010 and Excel Starter 2010. Access 2010 and Project 2010 are not supported in Hindi.

Language packs are available for the following languages:
Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian Latin, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

For information about deploying multiple languages, see our earlier blog, Deploying Office 2010 with multiple languages (http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_resource_kit/archive/2010/01/19/deploying-office-2010-with-multiple-languages.aspx) for a list of resources.

For information about how to purchase Office 2010 language packs, see the Office 2010 language options page (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/language/?CTT=5&origin=HA101828857).

Microsoft is working with local language authorities around the world to provide free Office Language Interface Packs for languages that are not covered by Office Language Packs 2010. For more information about acquiring Language Interface Packs, visit the Microsoft Local Language Program website (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/language/redir/XT101829222.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA101828857).