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 for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
A COUPLE OF FACTS ABOUT VIETNAMESE:
- Vietnamese is the official and administrative language of Vietnam where it is mainly spoken, but there is also a significant number of Vietnamese speakers in the USA, China, Cambodia, France, Australia, Laos, Canada and other countries. The language is spoken by about 80 million people in total.
- Vietnamese was originally written with a Chinese-like script. Chinese language also influenced vocabulary, grammar and the early literature of Vietnamese. During the 17th century, Roman Catholic missionaries introduced a Latin-based orthography for Vietnamese. The two forms of script were used in parallel until the early 20th century. Today, only the Latin-based orthography is practically used.
- More information about Vietnamese (Wikipedia)
OTHER MICROSOFT PRODUCTS IN VIETNAMESE:
- Windows 7 is already available in Vietnamese and can be downloaded from the Windows 7 language download page.
- Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate in Vietnamese shipped last week and can be downloaded from the Internet Explorer 9 language download page.
Why can’t we just use the English version? Check this interesting video from the Microsoft Local Language Program about localizing Microsoft products into Vietnamese and what users typically do if they don’t fully understand the English screen messages.
For info on other Vietnamese products, visit the Microsoft Vietnam website: