International Journal of Localisation
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Microsoft Local Language Program
|Volume 5 Issue 3
|Author: Liam Cronin
Microsoft is bridging the 'language divide' for speakers of minority and regional languages. Thanks to the Local Language Program
(LLP), people who once were alienated by the standardisation of ICT around a handful of languages can now experience Windows
and Office in their preferred language. To date, there are over 45 Language Interface Packs (LIPs) for Windows XP and 34 LIPs for
Office. Examples include a version in Basque – considered to be the oldest European language spoken today – and, most recently
Pashto, Luxemburgish, Nepali and Kiswahili. This initiative is a long term commitment from Microsoft and it does not end with the
release of a product. The next wave of our flagship products (Windows Vista and Office 2007) will have additional language
coverage with particular focus on Africa.
Keywords: Microsoft, Localisation, LIP, Language Interface Pack, LLP, Local Language Program
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