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  • 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: 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: Another 12 languages released for Office 2013

    Another 12 "Language Interface Packs" are now available for Office 2013: Afrikaans Bosnian (Latin) Icelandic Igbo Khmer KiSwahili Nepali Sesotho sa Leboa Setswana (S.A.) Sinhala Welsh Yoruba This follows the first 3 Language Interface Packs (LIP) announced...
  • 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: 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...