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  • Blog Post: Windows 7 now in Bangla!

    Windows 7 in Bangla - the official language of Bangladesh - is now available for download . In addition to Windows 7, a localized version of Windows Vista is also available. Bangla is sometimes referred to as Bengali, but is usually referred to as Bangla in Bangladesh. Note that we are still using “Bengali...
  • 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: Office 2010 now available in 7 Indian languages

    The Office localization team has been hard at work on churning out Indian “Language Interface Packs (LIP)” in the last few weeks. A LIP is a translated user interface that installs on top of a copy of Microsoft Office 2010, and can be downloaded and installed for free. Here’s a roundup of the latest...
  • Blog Post: Where's Bengali?

    Just wanted to come back on a comment from maansar from a couple of weeks ago: With nearly 230 million total speakers, Bengali is one of the most spoken languages (ranking fifth or sixth in the world). Bengali is the primary language spoken in Bangladesh and is the second most spoken language in...