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  • Blog Post: Invitation: Give feedback on Windows translations in 25 languages

    If you speak any of the 25 languages on the list below, the Windows localization team is looking for your feedback on the terminology used in Windows. To get started, click your language below and sign in with your Windows Live ID: Once you’ve signed in and registered, simply click the Glossary link...
  • 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: 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 terminology published on Microsoft Language Portal

    Following the worldwide release of Windows 7, we have now included the terminology and software translations for 35 languages on the Microsoft Language Portal . UI strings for Windows 7 (and many other products) are also available for download in CSV format for MSDN and TechNet subscribers.
  • Blog Post: Video: Translating Microsoft products into Māori

    Check this new video from the Microsoft Local Language Program about translating products into Māori. It has some great insights from students at a Maori language school in Hamilton, New Zealand, and from Te Taka Keegan, PhD, senior lecturer at University of Waikato . They explain why it makes a difference...
  • 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: 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: Windows 7 now available in Turkmen

    The Turkmen Language Interface Pack for Windows 7 released today and is now available for free download: Turkmen Windows 7 for 32-bit systems Turkmen Windows 7 for 64-bit systems Please note that the Turkmen Windows 7 LIP can only be installed on a system that runs either a Russian or English client...
  • Blog Post: Hi Mom: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

    Today is International Mother Language Day, an annual event created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity. Take a look at the story of how Microsoft came to support 96 languages for Windows 7 and Office...
  • 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: New terminology on Microsoft Language Portal

    We’ve completed a substantial update of the Microsoft Language Portal 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...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Video: Why we localize software for Norwegian Nynorsk

    Norwegian is not just Norwegian. There's two of them: Norwegian Bokmål (literally: "book language") is used in writing in 85-90% of Norway, but Norwegian Nynorsk ("New Norwegian") has equal status as a written language. Why is it important to have software in Norwegian Nynorsk? Check...
  • 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: Office 2010 now available in Armenian

    The Microsoft Office 2010 Language Interface Pack for Armenian (Հայերեն) 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...