What is the difference between an Office 2010 Language Interface Pack (LIP) and an Office 2010 Language Pack?

A lot of people ask me what the difference between an Office Language Interface Pack and an Office Language Pack?

Well this table below is a simple way to differentiate between them.

I hope you can gauge the difference between the two from the table. If you cannot please leave a comment for me in the comments section below.

For the Microsoft marketing product overview on the Office 2010 Language Packs please visit this Office Online page.

You can also find out exactly what an Office Language Interface Pack (LIP) is by visiting my July blog .



Office 2010 Language Pack

Office 2010 Language Interface Pack (LIP)

Translated Office User Interface included in the package for the following Application?




Designer,Visio & Word

Excel, Onenote, Outlook,Powerpoint &


Translated Office User Assistance (Help) included in the package?



Proofing Tools included in the package?

In most cases a speller, grammar checker, thesaurus, hyphenator,autocorrrect & translation dictionaries are included in the package

In most cases only a speller is included in the package




Available from?



Languages Offered?

Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese Hong Kong, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuania, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Assamese, Azeri (Latin), Basque, Bengali (Bangladesh), Bengali (India), Bosnian (Cyrillic), Bosnian (Latin), Catalan, Filipino, Galician, Georgian, Gujarati, Hausa (Latin), Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Inuktitut (Latin), Irish, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Kannada, Khmer, Kiswahili, Konkani, Kyrgyz, Lao, Luxembourgish, Macedonian (FYROM), Malay (Brunei Darussalam), Malay (Malaysia), Malayalam, Maori, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian (Nynorsk), Oriya, Persian (Farsi), Punjabi (Gurmukhi), Quechua, Serbian Cyrillic, Sesotho sa Leboa, Setswana, Sinhala, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Urdu, Uzbek (Latin), Vietnamese, Welsh, Yoruba


Comments (6)

  1. Qutus says:

    Hi Tonardo,
    Just to clarify when you say "is the license for the language pack for unlimited users?" do you mean you can install the language pack you pay for & download on an unlimited number of machines? What version of Office do you currently have installed?

  2. Qutus says:

    Hi Armin,

    Microsoft no longer offers Office 2007 Language packs for retail purchase as of July 2011.

    Office 2010 language packs are available for purchase today on Office.com in 37 languages.

    Please note Office 2010 language packs will not work with versions of Office 2007.

    If you are an Office 2007 user and you wish to use a language pack you will need to purchase/upgrade to the Office 2010 version (either Office Home and Student, Office Home and Business or Office Professional) in your language and then purchase an Office 2010 language pack to install over your version  of Office 2010.

  3. Qutus says:


    Puoi comprare il Language Pack per Office 2010 direttamente da questo link:



  4. Alessandro says:


    mi sai dire dove trovo LanguagePack in italiano (per excell, Word, e Access).

    l'ho provato a cercare in vari negozi ma non riesco a trovarlo.


  5. armin says:

    Why does the link to the download page not work anymore? I can't find anywhere the packages for Office 2007. Are they not provided anymore? Thanks

  6. Tonardo says:

    hi Qutus,

    Please as per the above differences between LP & LIP, LP supports most the essentials languages used in communicating. But i want to be clear for one thing!!! is the license for LP for Unlimited users? Will appreciate if my doubts are clarify…..


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