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  • Blog Post: Office 2013 now available in Central Kurdish, Odia, Punjabi and Sindhi

    You can now use Office 2013 in Central Kurdish, Odia, Punjabi and Sindhi. The “Language Interface Packs” on the list below have just released and can be installed as free downloads on top of an existing version of Office 2013 (in any language). For Central Kurdish, Punjabi (Arabic) and...
  • Blog Post: Office 2013 and Windows Phone 8 product terminology published

    The Microsoft Language Portal has been updated with terminology and UI translations from Office 2013, Windows Phone 8 and new languages added to Windows 8 and Office 2013. The portal provides online search for thousands of translations used in Microsoft products in more than 100 languages. Here's...
  • Blog Post: Do you speak Bangla, Belarusian, Hausa, Igbo, Kurdish, Punjabi or Tigrinya?

    If you speak one of these languages, we are looking for feedback on the key Windows 8 terminology. The Terminology Feedback Program gives you an opportunity to comment on these terms as they will appear in the next version of Windows. The lists include translations that are already used in Windows...
  • 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: 14 new languages announced for Windows 8

    February 21 is UNESCO's International Mother Language Day . To mark this, the Windows team are today announcing that Windows 8 will be available in 14 new languages , bringing the total number of languages supported to 109. The languages announced today are English UK , Punjabi (Pakistan) , Sindhi...
  • Blog Post: Office 2013 adds 13 completely new languages

    Office 2013 will add 13 completely new languages as well as a fully localized experience of the User Interface (UI) and User Assistance (UA) content in Vietnamese, Malay and Indonesian. This means that you will be able to use Office in 106 languages. The new version also includes thesauri in Bulgarian...
  • Blog Post: Office 2013 now available in another 9 languages

    You can now use Office 2013 in another 9 languages. The “Language Interface Packs” on the list below have just released and can be installed as free downloads on top of an existing version of Office 2013 (in any language). For Belarusian, K’iche’, Kinyarwanda, Scottish Gaelic...