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  • Blog Post: Office 2010 released in Macedonian and Irish

    The Office 2010 Language Interface Packs for Macedonian and Irish are now available for free download and installation: Macedonian Irish A Language Interface Pack allows you to change the User Interface in the following Office 2010 applications: Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. The packs...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 now available in Vietnamese

    The Office 2010 Language Interface Pack for Vietnamese is now available for free download ! A Language Interface Pack allows you to change the user interface in the following Office 2010 applications: Excel, OneNote, InfoPath, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. The pack includes a spell checker and is available...
  • Blog Post: New terminology on Microsoft Language Portal

    The Microsoft Language Portal has been updated with terminology and UI translations from scores of international Microsoft products that have released over the last few months. The newly added products (or newly added languages for existing products) will help you globalize and localize products quickly...
  • Blog Post: Installing extra languages on your Windows 7 or Vista system

    Check out the new Windows 7 language download page . On this page, you can find the 95 language versions available for Windows 7 or Windows Vista and install them as extra languages on your system. For example, if you have Windows in Spanish , you can add Basque , Catalan , Galician and Quechua...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 for Nigeria: Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba have released

    Microsoft Office 2010 Language Interface Packs are now available in 3 Nigerian languages, covering over 60 million speakers. You can install them from here: Hausa (Hausa) Office 2010 Language Interface Pack Igbo (Ndi Igbo) Office 2010 Language Interface Pack Yoruba (ede Yorùbá) Office 2010 Language Interface...
  • 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: Office 2010 now available in Indonesian

    The Office 2010 Language Interface Pack for Indonesian is now available for free download ! A Language Interface Pack allows you to change the user interface in the following Office 2010 applications: Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. The pack includes a spell checker and is available for...
  • Blog Post: Office 2013 now available in Uyghur - ئۇيغۇرچە

    You can now use Office in Uyghur for the first time ever. The Uyghur “Language Interface Pack” can be installed as a free download on top of an existing version of Office 2013 (in any language). Download Uyghur Office 2013 Language Interface Pack The release of Uyghur completes...
  • Blog Post: Video: Don't just click OK! Localizing into Vietnamese

    What do you typically do when you get one of those notifications that prompt you to either allow a download or cancel? Do you usually just click “Allow” and hope nothing bad happens? Imagine the dilemma of seeing these notifications in a language you don’t fully understand. This is one of the reasons...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 2010 LIP Sinhala has released

    A Sinhala version of Office 2010 is now available from the Microsoft download center . This release is a free Language Interface Pack (LIP) that installs on top of a copy of Microsoft Office 2010. A FEW FACTS ABOUT SINHALA Sinhala (සිංහල), also called Sinhalese, is spoken by more than 13 million people...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 now available in Dari

    The Office 2010 Language Interface Pack for Dari - دری is now available for free download . A Language Interface Pack allows you to change the user interface in the following Office 2010 applications: Excel, OneNote, InfoPath, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. The pack includes a spell checker and is available...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 released in Urdu, Uzbek and Norwegian Nynorsk

    3 new language versions of Office 2010 are now available for download: Urdu Uzbek Norwegian Nynorsk These “Language Interface Pack” versions be downloaded for free and installed on top of an existing Office 2010 installation. They include spell checkers. The terminology and UI string translations for...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 now available in Albanian (Shqip)

    The Office 2010 Language Interface Pack for Albanian (Shqip) is now available for free download ! A Language Interface Pack allows you to change the user interface in the following Office 2010 applications: Excel, OneNote, InfoPath, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. The pack includes a spell checker and...
  • 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: Windows 7 international terminology: another 20 languages posted

    The Microsoft Language Portal now features terminology and UI strings for 20 additional Windows 7 languages: Albanian, Basque, Catalan, Galician, Gujarati, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kannada, Kazakh, Malayalam, Marathi, Nynorsk, Persian, Serbian Cyrillic, Tamil, Telugu, Uzbek, Vietnamese...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 now available in Serbian (Cyrillic, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

    The Office 2010 Language Interface Pack for Serbian Cyrillic, Bosnia and Herzegovina (српски (ћирилица, Босна и Херцеговина) is now available for download . A Language Interface Pack is a free download that installs on top of a copy of Microsoft Office 2010. It allows you to change the user interface...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 released for Marathi, Konkani and Gujarati

    Microsoft Office 2010 just became available to another approx. 140 million native speakers with the release of the Language Interface Packs for Marathi (70 million native speakers plus about 20 million second language speakers), Konkani (4 million native speakers), and Gujarati (46 million native speakers...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 now available in Kyrgyz (кыргыз)

    You can now download the released version of Microsoft Office 2010 in Kyrgyz (кыргыз) - the official language of the Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan. This “ Language Interface Pack ” version of Kyrgyz allows you to change the user interface in the following Office 2010 applications: Excel, OneNote...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 now available in Tamil

    The Office 2010 Language Interface Pack for Tamil (தமிழ்) is now available for free download ! A Language Interface Pack allows you to change the user interface in the following Office 2010 applications: Excel, OneNote, InfoPath, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. The pack includes a spell checker and is...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 in Dari, Kyrgyz and 3 Nigerian languages

    Five more language version of Windows have released over the last couple of days, covering 3 countries: Nigeria: Hausa Windows 7 LIP Igbo Windows 7 LIP Yoruba Windows 7 LIP Afghanistan: Dari Windows 7 LIP Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyz Windows 7 LIP Please note that the Windows 7 LIPs can only be installed on a...
  • Blog Post: Installing spellers for Office 2010 Language Interface Pack languages

    The Office localization team has published the full list of spellers available for the Language Interface Pack languages, from Afrikaans, Albanian and Armenian down to Yoruba - currently 49 languages. You can see the full list of spellers on the Office Language Interface Pack blog and get more information...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 now available in Malay (Malaysia)

    The Office 2010 Language Interface Pack for Malay (Malaysia) is now available for free download ! A Language Interface Pack allows you to change the user interface in the following Office 2010 applications: Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. The pack includes a spell checker and is available...
  • Blog Post: Filipino released for Microsoft Office 2010

    Office 2010 just became available in Filipino and can be installed here . This release is a free Language Interface Pack (LIP) that installs on top of a copy of Microsoft Office 2010. Filipino is already available for Windows 7 and can be downloaded from the Windows 7 Language page . A little background...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 now available in Inuktitut

    The Office 2010 Language Interface Pack for Inuktitut is now available for free download . A Language Interface Pack allows you to change the user interface in the following Office 2010 applications: Excel, OneNote, InfoPath, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. The pack includes a spell checker and is available...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Māori Language Interface Pack is live!

    Windows 7 in Māori is now available for download . Māori is the second official language of New Zealand (the other being English). Fun Facts about Māori: In addition to being a great movie, Whale Rider portrays Māori culture and society. If you haven’t read the book, or viewed the movie it is highly...