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  • Blog Post: Windows 7 now available in five South African languages

    The Windows localization team keeps churning out new language versions of Windows 7. Six new languages – five of them from South Africa - became available this past week: Afrikaans Setswana Sesotho sa Leboa isiZulu isiXhosa Sinhala Languages coming up for Windows 7 in the near future: Language Country...
  • Blog Post: Two Microsoft Style Guides updated: Amharic and Turkish

    We’ve updated two of our Style Guides – Amharic and Turkish. New versions can now be downloaded from the Microsoft Language Portal Style Guide download page . Style Guides are intended to provide Microsoft-specific language guidelines for major style, tone, grammar, punctuation or other language issues...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 now in Amharic!

    Windows 7 in Amharic -  the national language of Ethiopia – is now available for download . This “ Language Interface Pack ” version of Amharic Windows 7 must be installed on a system that runs an English client version of Windows 7. It is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Trivia about...
  • Blog Post: New language added: Amharic

    For the first time, we’ve added reference material for Amharic on the Language Portal : Terminology search UI Strings search Style Guide download The material covers Amharic versions of Microsoft Office Language Interface Pack 2007 and Windows Vista Language...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 now available in Amharic (አማርኛ)

    You can now download the released version of Microsoft Office 2010 in Amharic (አማርኛ) - the national language of Ethiopia. This “ Language Interface Pack ” version of Amharic allows you to change the user interface in the following Office 2010 applications: Excel, OneNote, InfoPath, Outlook, PowerPoint...
  • Blog Post: Free downloads of 26 new Style Guides now available

    We have added another 26 Localization/Translation Style Guides that you can download for free from the Microsoft Language Portal. We already provide around 60 downloadable Style Guides and have now added the following languages from the Unlimited Potential Local Language Program: Albanian Amharic...